Paul wrote to the Philippians: “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Philippians 4:6). In this command, the Greek word careful means “anxious.” In a world plagued by daily anxiety, worry, and cares, how is being “careful for nothing” possible? The second part of the verse gives the answer: We overcome anxiety by taking everything to the Lord in prayer with thanksgiving. Instead of wasting time and energy by worrying and being anxious, let's focus that same effort toward petitioning the only One Who can do all things. It has been said that worry is like a rocking chair — it keeps you moving but does not get you anywhere. As believers, it is time for us to get out of our “rocking chairs” of anxiety and onto our knees to pray!