Worry is Prayer for What You Don’t Want

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Sometimes, it is very difficult to NOT think of what you DON’T want. We are wired to think and worry about things that we don’t wish to happen. This is very detrimental to your success, as when you think of anything, your subconscious views it as something you would like to have happen. We think things into reality.

If you have kids, and you are worrying about them getting abducted every time they go outside or are out of your view… don’t be surprised if, one day, your kid gets kidnapped. You were silently wishing for it with every little ‘worry prayer’.

Worrying about losing your job, losing your home, losing your car, losing your marriage or getting ill… actually INCREASES the odds that that in which you are dreading will become reality.

Does this make sense?

I know it’s hard. Some people are oversensitive and show their worry and concern as a sign of love for those they care about. My Grandma Wright was a huge worrier. She worried about her health constantly, and died relatively young with health issues.

When I find myself worrying about something, I change my focus to working on a solution to the issue. I change my state of worry and concern to a state of ingenuity and inventiveness. Don’t worry or bitch about a problem… work towards finding a solution for that which mentally ails you.

Knowing that worry is a silent prayer, which asks and pleads for that which we don’t want is a powerful thing to consider. It could profoundly affect your life. Worry is the Law of Attraction working AGAINST you.

The more we think about something, the greater chance it has to become reality. Keep that in mind!!!

Much Love!

Travis Wright

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17 Responses to “Worry is Prayer for What You Don’t Want”

  1. August 23, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

    You are right about worrying, It is a thought that is activated by an emotion picked up by the Universe as what you want and a lot of the time brought to fruition even though it is the opposite of what you want. That is why a lot of us go around saying things like “the one things I did not want to happen, happened.”

    Two Things:
    1. Worry does nothing more than take you mind into a negativity tailspin. Once you start to worry your day gets progressively worst.
    2. A favorite quote from my favorite song says: Worrying is like trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. Worrying is useless to helping you solve a problem.

    You are right about finding the solution, I find once I start to worry, I take a step back, think about the facts and come up with a solution.

    Great post,


  2. Stu | Improved Lives
    August 24, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

    This is such a simple concept but it makes so much sense. I’ve been reading a lot lately about the psychosomatic effect and this fits in perfectly with that.

    Thanks for a great post!

    Stu | Improved Lives’s last blog post..The Power of a Well Told Life Story

  3. August 26, 2023 at 6:15 am #

    Yes, it does make sense. But the problem is when faced with “difficult” situation in life, we can’t just brush off the worry.

  4. Travis Wright
    August 27, 2023 at 2:52 am #


    Actually, when you are faced with a difficult situation, this is when you need to practice this the most.

    In fact, it is then that you need to focus on a solution, and not worrying about worst case scenario… when you worry and dwell on the things that can go wrong, actually increase in probability.

    So, focus on what you can DO…


  5. August 27, 2023 at 4:35 am #

    Travis, as you touched on in your comment, I think the biggest problem with worry isn’t our minds causing bad things, it is them not causing good things. When we are worried about something we aren’t thinking, planning, acting on the solution to the problem.

    The power of focus.

  6. August 27, 2023 at 6:16 am #

    It makes a profound sense indeed, but not so many people realize this truth. Although worrying about somebody is universally accepted as a sign of love for that person, it produces the opposite effect. You put it so vividly by saying that it can be compared to a kind of negative prayer. It can also be considered a kind of a magical ritual, because magic is indeed conducted by using our thoughts, feelings and imagination.

  7. DanGTD
    August 29, 2023 at 3:27 am #

    The idea is true, but sometimes is hard to apply it just by remembering it.

    I found that in such moments, practical exercises like meditation or breathing exercises diffuse the worry like nothing else.

  8. Jason
    August 29, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

    Hmmm…you are right. I have seen some great success in my marriage by praying faith filled prayers for her and our marriage daily. Its been great.

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  9. singingwater
    September 1, 2023 at 7:21 pm #

    It is important to understand the difference between thinking and worrying.

  10. Katie
    September 7, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

    Worrying is a negative emotion and we must remember that negativity breeds more negativity.

  11. Trevor Wynn
    September 16, 2023 at 5:14 pm #

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  12. September 21, 2023 at 11:43 am #

    I’ve always been a worrier, but I these days I just try to get the balance right between positivity and negativity. Be too positive and you’ll end up living in a dream world, making the big hits that much bigger. Be too negative and you live a life os misery.
    Get the balance right and you can do what you can to avoid the bad things in life, while enjoying the good.

  13. January 6, 2024 at 1:23 pm #

    Since women worry more than men it is especially vital for us to understand the roots of that habit, and what we can do as this excellent post covers.

    For more ideas read When Worry is Worthless, When Fear is a Friend

    It helps to Move From Me to We in one’s mindset to sense the support we can offer each other

    Kare Anderson’s last blog post..New TV Show Spotlights Do it Yourselfers – Like You

  14. February 17, 2023 at 11:57 pm #

    I try to write a gratitude list whenever I start to worry to offset what might happen with good things that have happened. Good post.

    Jason’s last blog post..More about Panic / Anxiety Attacks Symptoms

  15. March 11, 2023 at 8:34 pm #

    this is a good site and I will be back.

  16. March 13, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

    Hey Travis ~ can I quote you in my latest workbook: Simply Fearless Daily Practice ~ Quick & Simple Journaling Exercises to Design Your Day & Transform Your Life? It would look like this:

    “Worry is prayer for what you don’t want.” ~ Travis Wright

    Please let me know ~ Cassandra

    Cassandra Rae’s last blog post..Looking for Love?

  17. Katie Brandt
    March 26, 2023 at 10:22 am #

    Worrying is wasted energy. If I am worrying I ask myself, “Is there anything I can do RIGHT NOW to help/solve this situation?” If the answer is no, I have to turn over the problem to God and move on. If the answer is yes, I take action and the worry starts to dissipate.

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