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How to Pray When Overwhelmed


The Word of God is the Will of God.
 When you feel overwhelmed with the pressures and trials of life, try  praying the Scriptures. Here’s an example to get you started:

“Lord, I am beset with trouble. It seems that more problems arise each day. I am weary of my own sighing and can find no rest (Jeremiah 45:3). From the end of the earth I will cry to you.  When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy (Psalms 61:2-3). It seems that the weight of the world is on my shoulders.  I know that this is not your will. Please teach me how to cast all my cares and concerns upon you for you care about what happens to me (1 Peter 5:7).  Give me the courage to change the things that I can, the grace to accept the things that I cannot, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Let me bring glory to your name by doing only the things that you have told me to do (John 17:4) instead of being stretched in every direction by the wishes and demands of others. As pressure and stress bear down on me, let me find joy in your commands (Psalms 119:143).

Lord, do not allow me to become so busy that I eliminate my quite time with you. Teach me how to be still and to know that you are God (Psalms 46:10). Thank you for being my refuge, a very present help in a time of trouble (Psalms 46:1). In the name of Jesus, I pray.  Amen.”

 

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