There are some days when I just feel like giving up. I know I’m not alone in this. I’ve had to encourage too many other people during their seasons of discouragement. Please join me in praying for those times when you feel discouraged.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I come before you thanking you for another day.
Psalm 139:2 tells me that you know when I sit and when I rise. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. If we’re just being honest, God, I need you. Right now. I need for you to take control of my thoughts and help me to see myself and my situation through your eyes. I am frustrated, I am overwhelmed, I’m tired, and I am confused. I know you are not a God of chaos, so please give me clarity of thought. Help me to take my focus off myself and my situation and keep my eyes firmly planted on you so I don’t sink. In those moments where I feel like I can’t take another step, carry me.
Lord, show me what to do in my present situation. If I need to seek professional help, provide it. If I need a shoulder to cry on for a few minutes, send one of your people my way. If I need to help others, show me. If I need more of you, reveal yourself to me. Help me to know you have not forgotten about me and that you haven’t forsaken me. Open my eyes to signs that even in what feels like my darkest moment, you are still here just as you have always been. Give me courage to take one more step and to hang on one more day. During those moments where it feels too hard to get through the next day, help me to focus on the next hour. If an hour feels too long, help me to focus on the next minute. If that’s too much, lead me through the next second.
Help me to recall all the times in the past when you have brought me through tough situations. Help me when this season is over to not fail to give you all the honor and the glory for bringing me through and to use this test as a testimony. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.