Molly, may I call you, Molly? Well, instead of offering options that work for me in the past, I would rather ask what are you anxious about that’s causing such anxiety getting worse over the past couple years?
I will also ask if you’ve tried ambient noise to listen to when you try to sleep?
You know, (no you don’t cause you’ve never conversed with me), I’ve taken sleeping pills before and they don’t work on me. I would get a little drowsy but then my body fought the effects. So, I’m with ya on not consuming pharmaceuticals.
Something that lulls me to sleep is ambient noise-classical music sometimes too. Listening to an audio book. I started with Edgar Rice Burroughs listening, and then it clicked - Bible. Found a bunch of really well read audio Bible books on youtube. Also, while it may make you want to use the restroom, ambient tropical beach videos.
I will post a couple of videos at the end of this for you to check out and see if they’d be of help. Even though I earlier said I’d rather not do that to you lol, sorry.
Loving Heavenly Father
With Your grace and mercy, please bless Molly with the comfort of peace and calm in her heart and mind so that she may rest at night. Please give her a full night of restful sleep tonight. Father, please change her anxiety into laughter (not so she sounds crazy, but she can find humor in what makes her anxious). Please transform any problems into solutions and questions into answers for her that may placate her life with worry. In fact, please change her worry into calm as well.
Each time she becomes anxious, please place Your loving hand upon her shoulder to remind her she’s not alone and she can lean on You any time she wants and needs. Perhaps she’ll invite You and our Savior for tea and just talk with You about her worries and anxieties? I can’t be the only one that does that.
Please help her through her trials which we beg to be transformed into monumental victories as she leans upon You like clinging onto a tree in the wind. Or delights in laughter and dance in her moments of trials and torment as You hold her in Your hand and carry her through the storms.
Whether being the first to work, or executing the perfect vacation or wondering what to do for dinner or if she left the iron on when she’s running errands; please flood her with a tsunami wave of relaxation. Remembering the words Jesus spoke to us so long ago:
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak
Lastly, Father, we pray our entire prayer intermingles with Your will being done, but we ask that you guide Molly regarding her relationships. Family, friends, the dog that barks at her for no reason across the street, or the guy over at Barry’s Deli and More who glares at her and then throws imaginary rotten tomatoes at her; please help her to know, just like eating a steak: the fat to cut off and the good stuff to consume. We won’t even get into the “doneness” of meat as that’s entirely moot and takes away from the metaphor.
Bless her with Spiritual wisdom and understanding, and galvanize her with protection from evil and those not of You. Galvanize her with boldness and with rest.
We pray this in Jesus’ name
[EDIT forgot to add the links, please hold]