A Prayer for Power
Dear God, sometimes I feel as if I'm pedaling a bike up a hill in the wrong gear. Lord, You say You understand and want to help. You watch me with compassion, and you call, "Come to me!" But so often I ride by, unseeing, unwilling to believe that You
would take this load of failures and troubles on Your own back and ride in tandem with me, making even the hardest uphill paths seem easy. I want to please You, and I want to obey You. I want to put forth
effort to do what is right. Show me, Lord, how to
work hard and how to love You with all my heart,
but don't let me ignore Your sweet invitation to rest,
to peace, to partner with Your strength as I go on my way today.