The gospel reading appointed for today is that passage from Matthew where Jesus reminds us not to worry. Solomon in all his glory couldn't match the beauty of the flowers of the field.
Worrying won't add an hour to our days ... indeed ... it is likely to take days off our lives.... and we'll not grow taller by being anxious either!
To put God first gives a peace that is a source of strength in all the ups and downs of life. Things don't always go as we plan ... but whatever happens we know that God is our "refuge and strength ... a very present help in time of trouble."
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
Teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit
reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.
Book of Common Prayer
Collect of the Second Sunday before Lent.