A Prayer for When You Need More Time

4m | Oct 13, 2022

Feeling like you have so little time to do all the things? Here’s a prayer to pray when overwhelm starts to creep in.

  • Identify what has you feeling hurried and like there’s too much to do.
  • Reflect on Elisabeth Elliot’s words: “There is always enough time to do the will of God. For that we can never say ‘I don’t have time.’ When we find ourselves frantic and frustrated and harried and harassed and ‘hassled,’ it is a sign we are running on our own schedule, not on God’s.”
  • Lift up what you think needs to get done.
  • See if God prompts you to take anything off your list.

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Springboard Prayers