Anxiety is often rooted in fear. Disciples can be fearful of failure. What if I don’t measure up? What if they see who I really am? Trusting in God dispels fear and casts out doubt. Enduring in the Christian vocation requires each of us to name our anxieties, identify our fears, and to turn them over to the Lord.
Dear Jesus, I fear failure. I do not want to fail you or those whom you send me to serve. May your gift of peace turn my anxiety to humility. May what I accomplish rely on who you are and what you accomplish.