Meditation Monday: Martha or Mary

“But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke‬ ‭10:41-42‬ ‭(ESV‬‬)

Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank you for this good and perfect portion that satisfies all of our needs and fills our soul with peace. Thank you for sending us a Healer and Redeemer of our soul.

Forgive me Lord when I am worried and anxious about many things. Forgive me when my heart and mind are set on the cares of this world. Please fill my heart with contentment and peace. Help me to fully rest at the feet of Jesus. Help me to be a Mary in a Martha world. Open my eyes to the one thing that matters most, my Savior, Jesus Christ. Without Him we are all like lost sheep (Psalm 119:176), wandering around this world aimlessly. Help me to return to my Shepherd, the guardian of my soul. (1 Peter 2:25)

Lord, I pray for those lost sheep who are hurrying and scurrying and filled with worry. I pray they would hear Your voice and come running to You. I pray their eyes would be open to the one thing that can calm their anxious hearts, belief and trust in Jesus.

Lord please go before me this week, keep my heart from becoming worried and anxious. Help me to remember that You are the perfect portion that I need. I pray my cup would overflow with Your perfect peace. In Jesus’ name, amen.

-Anita Marie


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