During Lent of 2014, I challenged myself to write a 40-word prayer for each day of Lent. While this was not a particularly profound accomplishment, I was fed by the challenge to craft word into a prayers that I felt were true to my understanding of God in my life and the world.
So it’s with this discipline in mind that I am going to keep it up and offer up 40 Word Prayers from time to time. I hope they are helpful to you as they are to me.
Let us pray . . .
When I am Overwhelmed
From the minutiae to the momentous
Life sometimes feels overwhelming
God, when I am overwhelmed
give me the courage —
to face that which is before me
to let go when necessary
and to be thankful
Thanks to folks who have shared their feedback about these prayers. I deeply appreciate your taking the time to contact me and I am humbled by the affirmations offered. Thanks you. Please take some time to the growing list of 40-Word Prayers, share on your social networks using #40wordprayer and, again, thanks you.