PRAY: Prayer for Those Who Are Sorting Things Out
Earlier this summer, I spent time in Ohio visiting my mom, who was widowed last June. We enjoyed some quiet days together working in her (huge) gardens, cleaning, and sorting things out.
Mom lives in a beautiful log home on 112 acres. Someday, she’ll move to a smaller place. While I visited, we went through her many antique cabinets and hutches. Because Mom has inherited many heirlooms and has had the privilege of a long life, she has lots of china, glassware, and other items to sort out. Together, we took time to categorize everything, setting aside a few items aside for sale or donation. Mom was amazed (and pleased) when I used my laptop to record our work.
How do we sort things out? Sometimes the task can seem impossible. And an emotional or spiritual sorting-out can overwhelm us even more than a physical one. We may find ourselves locked in fear, worry, or even depression because of the need to sort things out.
A connection with God offers a better solution. If you or someone you know is sorting things out, please join your prayers with mine:
Gracious God, my world and my circumstances overwhelm me at times. I can see so many sides to my situation, so many ways it could go, so many avenues and choices. But Father, I need to make some decisions. I need to move forward. And I need Your grace and power to sort things out.
Lord, when I look at the pictures of Jesus in Scripture, I don’t see Him confused or upset. I don’t see Him wondering what to do or how to do it. When He faced big decisions and life-changing moments, He always drew apart and spent time with You.
Lord, when I’m tempted to worry, please pull me into prayer. When my thoughts swirl about me, remind me that I have Your mind. Help me acknowledge You in every way as I trust You to make my paths straight.
Savior, I want to say along with You, “Lord, not my will but Yours be done.” Grant my desire to seek You first. Give me grace to seek You always. And help me as I sort things out according to Your Word, Your will, and Your way. In the holy name of Jesus I pray—AMEN.
Are you struggling to sort things out? Do you know someone who is? Feel free to share your prayer need in a comment or email through the contact link at the top right. As always, it’s my joy and privilege to pray for you.