1 More Widow’s Prayer

Lord, I’m so tired.
It’s okay. Rest in me.

Lord, I just can’t do it today.
It’s okay. Just talk to me about what you’re feeling.

Lord, I just can’t seem to focus on you today.
It’s okay. Just submit yourself to me. Quiet your mind and open your heart.

Lord, my sins and shortcomings are filling my mind today.
It’s okay. You are already forgiven because of Jesus’ sacrifice for you.

Lord, I’m restless and rebellious today.
It’s okay. I have peace for you, the peace that passes all understanding.

Lord, I want to give up today.
It’s okay. I’m here with you to give you my courage and strength.

Lord, I feel so sad and lost today.
It’s okay. I’m here with you to give you abundant life.

Lord, I feel like I’m at the bottom of the well again. Knee deep in the mud of disappointment, disillusionment, despair, discouragement.
It’s okay. I’m there with you, and I’m here to pull you out. When you're ready.

Lord, I want to leap forward or fall backward instead of living each day you give me to the fullest.
It’s okay. I’m the God of your past, present, and future. Alpha and Omega. Beginning, end, and everything in between. Let's walk together. One step at a time.

Lord, how can you keep loving me when I fail you and run away from you so many times?
It’s okay. I love you, my child, unconditionally and forever. I'll never stop loving you. You can count on that.

“I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath” (Psalm 116:1-2).

Laura Warfel is a widow, writer, and follower of Jesus Christ. Her greatest joy is to bring others along with her on her faith journey. In 2015, because of the encouragement of the Launch Out Conference and Jon Acuff, she launched More Than A Widow on Facebook and Twitter. Today she blogs, tweets, and posts to help widows (and those who know them) find encouragement, hope, and resources for the journey. Her goal is to help all widows live beyond the label and live as more than a widow.
Copyright © 2018 by Laura Warfel

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Photo by Barb Dorris