Prayer 6: the pressure of life …

Dear God,

I just nipped in to have a blood pressure test at work in between meetings, as it’s apparently Blood Pressure Week, and I am shocked at how high my readings are. The nurse took it twice too, just to make sure I was still alive after the trauma of the first reading. Apparently I was, but it was a close-run thing. It’s my view that You’re really letting me down here as the last time I had my blood pressure checked six months ago, it was fine, and I thought it was actually something I didn’t have to worry about. But now You appear to have added this to my list too. Um, thanks.

Is there a divine reason for this? If not, please could You see your gracious way to bringing the pesky reading down so I don’t have to worry about strokes or kidney disease or any of the other horrific outcomes listed in the leaflet the nurse gave me, and which is now giving me nightmares. I was so taken aback by the number of illnesses I could be letting myself in for that when I got home I poured myself a Pimm’s and lemonade just to take the edge off. Well, if alcohol is now a Bad Thing, then the least I can do is make sure it has fruit in it. I added a lemon.

If on the other hand, my blood pressure disaster is Your way of getting me to slow down and lower my impressively high stress levels, then please could You give me some extra time to do so? Thank you.

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