By Anne Metz
Memorized prayers are comforting.
In my own life, when I am overcome with stress and anxiety, I often turn to memorized, or rote, prayer. When I can’t even come up with the words to express my emotion, I turn to rote prayer. Reciting the prayers that I’ve said since I was a child, on my own and in the community of believers, brings me so much peace and keeps my mind focused on God instead of the strife around me.