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Prayer about college admissions

A high-school senior shares some of the spiritual ideas that have helped him pray his way through the college application and admissions process.

Beauty treatment

Every time she looked in the mirror, this teen author felt self critical and obsessed with all the things she felt she needed to change. That’s when she knew she needed a change of thought—and a spiritual beauty treatment.

When peace replaced stress

Homework and tests were looming. Stress was building. How was she going to get through the week? A new insight about the presence of God’s peace broke the spell of stress.

Worry-free decision-making

This teen showed up to summer camp without a return ticket. How would she ever make the right decision about whether she should go back home at the end of the summer, or try a new school that was totally out of her comfort zone?

Goodbye, performance anxiety!

She always found performances nerve-wracking. So when a big concert rolled around, she knew this was an opportunity for a healing.

‘She was threatening to jump’

The woman was about to jump off the bridge. Was there anything this author could do to help?

A number on the scale? Or God's daughter?

Self-conscious about her body, she began starving herself. But support from her Sunday School class helped her break the cycle of disordered eating and find a secure, spiritual sense of her identity.

Turn off the noise

When flu symptoms became a problem for this counselor and several others on staff, he found a powerful antidote to the belief of contagion by “tuning in” to God’s reassurances of health and safety.

Facing down fatigue

It seemed like there was no solution. She hadn’t gotten any sleep and wouldn’t be able to get much more for a couple days. Was there a spiritual solution to her fatigue? This author discovered: Yes!

Facing down test fears

Faced with an “impossible” test question, this author turned to this spiritual fact: that man is “the compound idea of God, including all right ideas.” What happened next didn’t just help him with that exam, but with the tests he had to take going forward, too.