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 who seeks understanding. There are so many things in life that I would like to understand, but it’s hard.

  • How can I live a good life?
  • How can I make people like me?
  • How can I draw close to God?
  • What should I do after high school?

I call myself “Surrendered,” but to be surrendered is more of a process than a destination. I’m not perfect by any means, and I struggle a lot. Nevertheless, I place my hope in God, and trust that he will give me the answers.