I came into work this Saturday, but all I want to do is be home with my family.  The deadlines, due dates, and all I am struggling with are keeping me from the work I am here for.  I am 100% sure I am not alone.  I’m about to leave and go home to be with my family because they are who I wake up for more than anything else in this world.  My faith in God and His Son, my Savior, is who I cling to when I can’t.  This prayer came to my mind and if it helps you through the end of the year, I invite you to pray it from your heart, also.

Heavenly Father,

You know exactly every struggle I face in my personal and professional life.  I thank You for Your intimate knowledge of everything I face, both good and bad.  I thank You for all the people and things in my life that I often take for granted, but who are the reasons I wake up everyday to do what You have called me to do.  

Humbly, I ask You to give the me strength to find a way, moment by moment, hour by hour, and day by day to be the person You have created me to be.  Humbly, I ask You to help me guide my children, students, and be the partner I need to be. I cannot face the tasks ahead without Your wisdom and guidance.  Above all, help me be the example of love in this world that You model through Your Word and example. Help me finish strong, Lord!

 I pray this in Your Name, Jesus, because You can when I can’t.  Amen.


I pray for you to find peace as I know we can count on the Only One who can offer it to use through any and all challenges we face in this life.  May God bless and keep you, and may we bless and keep each other lifted up, too.

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