overwhelmed – lead me – come near

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Father in heaven, you are the God of King David
   and my God too.
You reign forever and over everything.
Bring me peace when I am overwhelmed.
I don’t know how I can accomplish
   all of the things I need to get done.
Light my path and show me
   activities and obligations I can say no to.
Help me release the burdens that preoccupy my mind
   and keep you at bay.
Come near.

God, please hear the cries of those
   who feel overwhelmed as they serve you.
Many of them don’t feel your presence right now in their lives.
Remind them of your faithfulness.

Thank you for your nearness and consistency.
Thank you for hearing my cries no matter where I am.
In Jesus’ name, amen.

Max Lucado, Christian author and preacher


Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.
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.


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