I am tired. I am weary. I need rest. I know that you made us to need rest Father. You tell us in Your Word to come to You when we are weary and burdened and You promise us rest. I pray that I would rest in You. Teach me how to do this. Show me how to build this into my day filled with little hands that need me constantly. When I am weak, remind me that You are my rock and my salvation and You are not shaken. I place my hope and trust in You because You are a good, good Father. You made me and You care for me. God, teach me how to be a good mother. I confess that at times I loose my patience. I can have a temper. I can spread myself too thin. I place unrealistic expectations on myself, then beat myself up when I cannot meet them. I am filled with worry. I pray that I would be filled with patience and kindness. I pray that I would be a good example for my children to follow You. Lord, use me. Use me in my children’s lives a testimony of Your grace and Your love. My desire is that they would see You, just You Lord – that they would love You and seek Your face. Lord, release me from the expectations I place upon myself that bring me anxiety. Goals are good, but they should not consume me. My position with you does not depend on if I have the house cleaned, or if I am successful at potty training my daughter. Your love for me is unwavering. Lord, my prayer is that you would fill my cup. Give me rest and peace in You. In Your precious name I pray, AMEN.
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. – Psalm 62:5–6