Lord, I'm just having some trouble managing this stressful time in my life. The stress is just getting to be too much for me, and I need your strength to get me through. I know you are a pillar for me to lean on in tough times, and I pray that you will continue to provide me with ways to make my life a little less burdensome.
Lord, I pray that You provide me your hand and walk me through the dark times. I ask that You reduce the burdens in my life or show me the path to get things done or rid myself of the things weighing me down. Thank you, Lord, for all You do in my life and how You will provide for me, even in these stressful times.
I give You glory, honor, praise and thanksgiving. I thank You that I am fearfully and wonderfully made! I thank You that You have plans to prosper and not harm me. I thank You that You will never require more of me than I can give, or give me burdens more than I can handle.
But Lord, I am feeling overwhelmed by daily responsibilities, by expectations of my family and job, by the demands on my time, by my physical tiredness, by the feeling that my burdens will overtake me, by financial hardships. Father, I have been dealing with these issues in my own strength and I know this is a sin. Father, I repent of this sin and turn to You for help.
Father, You sent us the Holy Spirit to be a helper and a comforter. So, I am laying my burdens on your altar and submitting my will to You. I am placing my fears, my anxieties, my weariness, my anger, my stress, my burdens on the altar and leaving it all there for You to handle.
Lord, I receive that You are already working situations out to my benefit. I thank You, Lord, that You are giving me spiritual strength, renewal and refreshment even now. I now that you are bringing people into my life that will help me, encourage me, to share and build my faith with and to add to the quality of my life. But above all, You are with me and that brings me great strength, assurance, comfort and joy. Thank You for providing me with everything that I need. Thank You for love me and caring for me. Thank You in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.
Like I was mentioning above, these two prayers have an especially calming effect for me. I've even worked in some meditation and breathing into the prayers when I'm saying them and the combined effect is really comforting. I hope that these prayers will also help you.
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