"I think you're right to keep up your drum beat of the radical priority of prayer. The Martha/Mary passage makes very clear that prayer is the one necessary thing and that work should flow from it and is subordinant to it. Anxiety from many things comes from a failure to sit at the Lord's feet and listen to him. Many people misinterpret this passage as a call for the proper balance between work and prayer. Jesus isn't calling for the proper balance between work and prayer. He's stating that prayer is number one. We must still labor in the vineyards and avoid the sin of sloth, but prayer must come first. I think it's important to leave the judging to Jesus when it comes to determining whether someone who obviously works hard is making Martha's mistake. Many people who work very hard put prayer first."
Thank you Anonymous!