Prayer: When I am overwhelmed Lord

Lord, I am tired and overwhelmed. I feel it all bearing down on me and I worry that I am not going to have enough, that I am not going to be enough, to get where I need to be. I find each day that the weight and the pressures just get to be more and more intense, and there are times when I just don’t even entirely know what I am doing because it seems to be just such a frantic race from start to finish.

I need Your strength, I need your perseverance, knowing that whomever I am and whatever I may do I am more in You and through You then I could ever be on my own. In Christ Jesus, You make me more than I am and more than I can hope to be as You take what is lost and broken, as You take what is weak and shallow and You create within me a spirit greater than the challenges and the struggles of this world. In Your promises You assure me of Your hand as it guides me and leads me through all the days of my life in the grace of Your love and mercy for me.

Take me then Lord. Strengthen and preserve me as I take my troubles and my struggles, as I place my burdens at Your feet. Rejuvenate me, and give onto me Your Spirit, that I may meet the worries and the doubt with the faith and the courage that is given through Your Holy Name. Cast from me my self-reliance that I may surrender fully to You, knowing that, by Your grace, I shall find the peace and the solace that I need to go forth joyfully even in a world that seeks to leave me helpless in all that needs to be done.

Be now my rock, be now my firm foundation, renew me and fill me with Your strength as You set aside as You give so freely to me in, Your beloved child.

In the name of Your Son, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.

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