Prayer in a Difficult Place

One of the cute signs I purchased from Hobby Lobby.

Are you somewhere you do not want to be?

Do you feel as though you are in a difficult place now?  Are you trying to care for yourself, or someone else, during trying times?

You are not alone.  Many caregivers, worldwide, are trying to adjust to a new way of doing life.  The things they dreamed did not come true and what they are left with is loss.  Here is a prayer if you are in a place you do not want to be.

Caregiver, always remember that god sees you and loves you and is with you.

Simple prayer:

Dear Lord, You see that I do not want to be here.  You understand that I no longer even know how to pray.  Father, You know all these feelings and more.  Your own Son was in a place He did not want to be when He went to Calvary for us all.  His prayer should be my own, “not my will but Yours be done”.

God, I have prayed for my will for a very long time.  That has not worked out well.  Now, I pray for your will.  You know I do not want to relinquish control and I am a bit fearful of what Your will might be.  Father, You also know me better than I know myself.  You know that I want life to be easy and pain-free.  Those are two phrases that You did not promise in Your Word.

Father, “Easy” and “pain-free” are absent from the teachings of Christ.  In fact, His early followers all became martyrs.  Even Paul, who was known as a writer of a huge portion of the New Testament, did not have an easy life.   Paul was ship wrecked, beaten to the point of death more than once, stoned, and abandoned too.

If Your early followers, and if Your only Son could go through tribulations, I know that life will never be completely free of problems.  However, I also know that You are with me.  When I am healthy and happy, You are here.  And, when I am in pain and unable to find joy, You are here.

Until the day when Christ returns, help me to do as You ask.  Lord, help me not to fret, not to be envious, trust You, do good, rest in You, and to wait patiently for You (Psalm 37:1-7).

While I am in a place that I do not want to be, help me not to run from the work You have called me to.  Instead, help me to press in and work for You.  The things of earth will all pass away one day.  Help me to set my mind on things above (Colossians 3:1-2).

Thank You, Father.  Amen.

After the prayer:

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