I love what Paul says in Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT): “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Notice that the first thing Paul addresses after commanding people to be joyful is the area of worry. Overthinking. Self-rumination. Worry is how happiness leaks out of our lives. So if we can slow down that worry and stop the overthinking when it comes over us, then we plug up that leak. I love that Paul offers up a new habit to put in its place: prayer. Now, you may feel the way I do when I hear this. Oh, great. Really? That’s it? Worry feels so strong, so constant. It grips you. But this is one of those things where we have to commit. Worry is an attack on happiness, and we need to fight back with prayer.