Do you ever feel completely overwhelmed with the demands of life? In this post, learn one simple prayer that can help.

1 Simple Prayer for When You Feel Overwhelmed

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Life can get so crazy sometimes. The other day I was sitting in church thinking about the twenty other things I should be doing. My list was long, and my time was short, but at that moment I just needed to sit.

Frazzled and tired, my friend’s voice came to me, “Pray about it!” She’s always saying that, and every time she does I look at her like it is the most profound thing I have ever heard.

Why is it when I need prayer the most it’s always the furthest thing from my mind?

But somehow, on that discombobulated day, I miraculously remembered her words.

The only problem was, I didn’t know what to say. What could I ask for — a personal shopper, chef, maid, laundromat, masseuse — it was a pretty long list, and frankly I was too tired to think about it.

That’s when I remembered the book Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott.

In the book, Anne points out that prayer doesn’t require a bunch of fancy words and detail.  If all you can manage to utter is “Help,” then that’s enough.

So mentally looking up at heaven and keeping it simple, for once, I shouted a silent yet desperate, “Help!”

My shoulders relaxed, and I took a deep breath.

With everything else seeming so complicated and hectic, what a relief to have prayer seem so easy. As I left church, the day got better. I felt a sense of peace, and things were crossed off the list one after another.

What a relief to be reminded that God doesn’t need fancy-smancy prayers.

He’s just glad when we collapse into that mental recliner in His living room.

Can’t you just imagine Him handing you a cup of coffee, covering you up with your favorite blanket, and saying, “Don’t worry, I’ve got this.”?

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Do you ever feel completely overwhelmed with the demands of life? In this post, learn one simple prayer that can help.

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4 responses on “1 Simple Prayer for When You Feel Overwhelmed

  1. aksiny

    I hear you! My mom told me years back that if you dont know what to pray,just close your eyes and thank God for everything you have, You will be blessed.
    Your blog is really good.Keep up the good work.

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