A Prayer for the Striving Heart

Photo: Joshua Earle

Photo: Joshua Earle

Dear God,

 All-Sufficient, All-Powerful One:


I lay down my hurry, my fury, my frenzy.

I soak in Your grace; it renews and restores.

I hide in the shadow of Your unwavering wings.

I steep in Your peace that passes all understanding.


Though I live in the land of "Not Quite Enough,"

You are Enough for today and tomorrow.

You are in me. I am in You.

I celebrate our wholeness together.


No more striving.

No more straining.

No more stressing.


I commit to walk in Your Word and Your ways.

Come set the pace. Come make me brave.

With peace in my right hand, and trust in my left,

I let go of striving, and enter Your rest.


In Jesus name, identity, and character I pray,



© 2016 Rachel Barrentine, Burn The Ships Publishing.