Dear Suzie:

I just read your post about being quiet before the Lord. I just wanted to share with you that today I am just feeling tired with the daily fight I have to be strong. I am just crying and crying and can’t seem to shake it.

I have been strong for a long time but today I have just become overwhelmed. Please pray that God would lift my burden and lift me.

Thanks, Helen

Dear friend,

It’s hard when we have those days. One of the most powerful experiences we can have is to find hope through Scripture. Today I want to pray these verses over you.

But let [Helen] who take[s] refuge and puts [her] trust in You rejoice; let [Helen] ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over [her] and defend [her]; let [Helen] who love[s] Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits. Psalm 5:11

You will show [Helen] the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16: 11

May the God of [Helen’s] hope so fill [her] with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of her faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit [she] may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope. Romans 15: 13

Father, today will you not only lift this burden, but may joy so abound in Helen’s heart and thoughts that it surprises her with renewed life. In Your powerful name, amen.

Thank you for trusting me to pray with you. I think we can all identify with those days when it’s just a struggle to put one foot in front of the other, and prayer seems a distant lifeline. I have had people stand in that gap with me, and I am honored to stand in the gap with you.

If you read this, will you pray with my friend, Helen?

If you are struggling today, place your name in those powerful verses and promises.