Prayer for those days when you really need 2 more hours of sleep (or for any day at all, actually)

Father, you know I am tired. You know my days lately. You see them. You see me. God, I take comfort in being seen and known by you. None of my hard days go unnoticed by you.

God, my body is telling me that the only plausible solution to this day is more sleep and some solitude. But with the littles already stirring, that’s not possible.

So God, I’m asking today for You to be stronger in me than my tired.

For your peace to be stronger than my impatience.

God, I come to you FIRST this morning, laying down my tired, my idealistic expectations of how I think this day should go, my own plans for my own to-do list.

I lay these down at Your feet.

I open my hands to surrender. I open my heart to receive.

I come to you, reminding myself that entering into Your presence is all that I ever truly NEED. I need you more than I need help with my children. I need you more than I need help with my daily chores. I just. Need. You. I need to be filled up with you.

God, I empty myself of my own expectations and plans of this day. I throw away my own agenda.

I open my hands in surrender. I open my heart to receive from You.

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