Dear Lord, I am dealing with a weariness deep inside of me. I don’t know whether it is my own doing, or simply the pressures of life and the challenges facing me. Whatever the source, I confess to You—I am soul-weary.
I hear You asking me to take a simple step: to cease from my own works. With this prayer, I lay down my attempts to solve the problems facing me. My efforts haven’t worked, Lord. So instead, I am placing my entire focus on You.
I take my stand now in the promises I have just read. The Psalmist assures me You will restore my soul. I also hear Your promise, Lord Jesus, that by coming to You and taking Your yoke, I can find rest for my soul.
I want this rest, Lord, and I ask for it now. I step away from my own methods, and I receive the help and restoration You alone can provide. Amen.