Giving All Our Burdens to the Lord

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Photo taken in Colorado.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come in Your Son’s Name to thank You for being all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere present, unchanging, and merciful. I am humbled that I can bring all my anxieties and burdens to you to be resolved. “Cast your burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain you; He shall never allow the righteous to be moved” Psalm 55:22. 

Direct me to understand and live the instructions that You have put in the Bible as to how to deal with the problems and difficulties of life. Your Word declares in 1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” If I am carrying any burdens from the past which I can do nothing about, or worrying about ones that may arise in the future, show them to me and direct me to do what these verses tell me to do: give them all to Jesus.

Pause for a few moments and ask the Lord to show you anything that is taking away your peace and joy and pray something like this:

Father, I now give to You this list of internal and external concerns that I am carrying today… Thank you for the promises and encouragement in the following song:

All Your Anxiety by Lieut. Col. E.H. Joy

Is there a heart bound by sorrow? 

Is there a life weighted down by care?

Come to the Cross each burden bearing, all your anxiety, leave it there.

All your anxiety all your care, bring to the Mercy Seat, leave it there.

Never a burden He cannot bear, never a friend like Jesus.

I bring this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Trusting God in Difficult Times: A Prayer Based on Psalm 86

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come in Jesus’ Name to thank you for being my refuge in times of trouble and for lifting me up when I am discouraged. “The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of troublePsalm 9:9.

It is a privilege to know that no matter what situation I may be in, I can trust that You are in control and always know what is best because “…You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truthPsalm 86:15.

Like the psalmist David, I come to you with the request in Psalm 86:1-4. “Bow down Your ear, O LORD, hear me; for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am holy; You are my God; save your servant who trusts in You! Be merciful to me O Lord, for I cry to You all day long. Rejoice the soul of Your servant, for to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.”

Show me anything in my life that is a hindrance to You being able to work in and through me. “For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon YouPsalm 86:5.
As I grow in my walk with You, “teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your namePsalm 86:11.

Lastly, I yield myself to You to be used by You as an example to those that You want to show Your mercy and other attributes. “Show me a sign for good, that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, because You, LORD, have helped me and comforted mePsalm 86:17.

Thank you for guiding my prayer with this Psalm. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.