Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:8-10
Dear God, I have been completely overwhelmed and stressed this week. Too much to do. Too little of me to do it. It’s been oppressive. I’ve been exhausted. And losing a week to COVID last week and then losing two employees to COVID this week didn’t help.
But then I was listening to a friend’s podcast last night and I was reminded that being at the end of ourselves is actually a good thing because that is when you can truly take over and do it better than I could have done it alone. It’s also when I stop taking credit and acknowledge that all of the good around me happens from you.
Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, I offer you my coworkers for whom I am concerned. Some are facing some significant personal problems. Some are getting over illness. Help all of us to completely lean into you and upon you. Help me to bring you into the workplace. I pray for the volunteer who texted last night that she was heading to the hospital in San Antonio. I don’t know what is happening with her, but I pray over her body. I pray that you will strengthen and comfort her mother and family. Give them answers for her. And help me know how to truly lean into you today and turn things over to you.
I pray all of this submitted to you and under your authority,