The release of anxiety is to turn cares into prayers.  If we feel anxious about somebody, ill or in danger or need, that anxiety does no good to us or to them.  But if that anxiety is turned into a prayer, it widens and enriches our spiritual life, it turns a thought which is depressing into a thought which is uplifting, and it helps the person we are praying for. (Geoffrey Harding, in GEORGE APPLETON, JOURNEY FOR A SOUL)

Reference:  THE ETERNAL VISION-THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION OF SPIRITUAL QUOTATIONS compiled by William Sykes 2003

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