A Senior's Prayer

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:41 -- emma821

Dear God,


It’s been a while.

At least, probably longer than it should have been.

Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever written You a letter before.

I guess I’ve just gotten so busy

I’d forgotten to listen for You.

I’m really, terribly sorry.

It’s funny… I’ve felt like I needed help,

And a lot of it.

But I nearly forgot that You are my ultimate Help.

My life has been so crazy.

School, colleges, work,

More school, new jobs,

And headaches.

I’ve been feeling weary,


Like I’m drowning in my own life.

So I decided to take ten minutes

At 9:43 on a Tuesday night

To breathe and to be in Your presence.

So please bear with me;

I want,

I need to talk to you.

I have so much to tell You,

Even though You already know it.

You know that my best friend’s grandmother died.

You know that my sister is struggling with reading.

You know that we know people who have Stage 4 cancer.

You know that I’ve fallen in love, and this time it’s for real.

You know it all,

All my struggles,

All my worries,

All my pain,

But also all my joys,

All my successes,

All my high moments.

As I sit here,




I’ve come to the conclusion

That You won’t ever deal me something I can’t handle.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

And I am at peace.

Thank You for being here,

For creating me,

For giving me the chance to live a wonderful life here,

And the chance to live an even greater one in the life to come.

Thank you for not leaving me,


To deal with my problems on my own.

Help me to remember that it’s going to be ok,

No matter how bad it gets,

No matter how stressed I am,

No matter how deep the pain goes,

It will be ok.

I know that now.

Never let me forget it.

I love you.


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