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The prayer life of a Christian can sometimes become tiresome, especially if you don’t feel like praying. We hope our simple prayers centered around everyday life will provide some guidance and help you grow in your prayer life.

When There’s Too Much Going On

Some of us have commitment issues, but probably not in the way you might think. We OVER-COMMIT! Like those of us who say, “Yes” before we stop to think about whatever it is we were just asked. And then later…we regret saying yes, and begin to think of creative ways we can back out of whatever it was we just said yes to. 

We think to ourselves: I just can’t say no.”

And then some of us have jobs that require lots of meetings. Like teachers during conference week who teach all day, and then have a load of parent-teacher conferences all afternoon and evening (we see you) Or the pastor like…every Sunday. Or the boss with a group of direct reports who need one-on-one time… 

And then there are those of us who struggle with overcommitment AND are in jobs that have lots of meetings. We look at the week ahead on Sunday night before work starts, and we feel a sense of dread. “Geesh, how will I make it through this week?!”  

Well friends! If we’re honest, our team is there with you—often. So, we wrote a prayer for all of us meeting-overloaded-people who long for margin and a few minutes to pee.

Join us in taking a much needed moment…

A Prayer for Meeting Overload

Spirit who hovered over the waters of chaos, hover over the chaos of my schedule. Burden-carrier, who invites me to bring my burdens to you, help me to discover rhythms of rest and grace. Meet me in the chaos of my overloaded schedule. Help me to worry less about my “to-do” list, and more about being a presence of peace and love to each person I see. And in the future, help me to say “no” to things I should say “no” to, and “yes” to things I should say “yes” to. Amen. 

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly” (Matthew 11:28-30, The Message).

 

Everyone feels at some point that they don’t know how to pray, feel free to visit this page for more everyday prayers to explore how you can connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life!