Thursday, June 30, 2011

A prayer for the overwhelmed

Do you ever feel overwhelmed?

These past 2 weeks have been super crazy busy we have had something going almost every day.
I think summer always seems busier than winter.
My to do list seems like it never ends (that is all the time thought not just summer).
I just feel like I never get everything done.
Dishes are always in the sink.
Laundry always in the basket.
And then there are Church activities, family outings, etc etc etc.

Are you like me do you overwhelmed sometimes?

Several days ago I came upon this prayer from Nancy Leigh DeMoss of Revive our Hearts.

"Father, I confess that I often fill my life with things that are earthly and temporal.  I want to spend my life being and doing what is pleasing to You.  May the things that matter most to You matter most to me.  May Your Word be a light to show me Your agenda for each season of my life.

Help me to be sensitive to Your Spirit and to know what is on Your-to-do list for every day of my life.  Please show me how to fulfill my distinctive calling and priorities,  Give me the wisdom and courage to eliminate from my schedule any activities that are not Your will for me at this time.  Help me to live my life in the light of eternity.

And may I be able to say at the end of my life, as Jesus did "I glorify you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do" (John 17:4).  In Jesus' name.  Amen."

I have made this a prayer of mine lately.  On days when I feel so overwhelmed I am so glad I can talk to the Father about it. 

Casting all your cares upon him, because he cares for you.
~ 1 Peter 5:7

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Heart n Soul said...

Hey Lovely .... what a thoughtful post. I have just been updating my 'Inspire me' page and love that you linked up ... do you mind linking up again with a specific post (using a permalink) as my heart is to have a page of inspiring stories for readers. A permalink takes the reader straight to your specific post on your blog. Once you have done this I will delete the other link. Thanks so much and glad to have you participating in this project.

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