A Prayer for Relief

God, I’ve got a heavy burden.

I’m struggling under the stress of short finances, short time, and short temper.

But I think my real problem is that I’m not putting You first. Every night I think to myself as I get into bed that I ought to do some Bible reading. And every night I say, Maybe tomorrow.”

God, if I would just give it to you, if I would just accept your outstretched hand, you would pull me up. Why don’t I?

Today you sent me a verse to comfort me:

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you, he will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22

God, I take your hand right now. You are the most important thing in my life, and I recognize you as such. If I don’t give up control of my life to you, everything I do is meaningless and worthless. I give you complete control. Change whatever you want.

Thank you.

Your son,
James

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About Me

I'm a high school student, a teen, who seeks to follow God with everything he has. I've got so many questions and so often I feel like I'm hitting a wall in my beliefs, my actions, and my creativity. And that's OK.

Being surrendered is more of a process than a destination. I'm not perfect by any means, and I struggle a lot. But the daily act of "presenting my body as a living sacrifice," fully surrendered to the will of my King, is what will get me through.