One day I was feeling overwhelmed by work, children, and many other pressures. I wrote the following prayer asking for help.
Lord, I am overwhelmed. My search for serenity this day has been filled with false victories. I am weary of the stream of disappointments. My inability to conquer my self-imposed obligations leaves me anxious. I cannot see your grace in the world which I know to be the truth. I am lost in the thorny labyrinth of my mind.
Oh Lord, show me a way out. A way back onto your path for me. That path of service and being a blessing instead of a burden to others. An example of God’s grace instead of an example of self will run riot. To seek to fill other’s needs instead of my own wants.
My God I give myself to you yet again. Break my chains, guide me.