End-of-year prayer for the woman at the end of her rope

Everlasting Father

You know this girl – her capacity, and all she carries. It’s a month ‘til Christmas and –

I pray for harmony.

As far as it depends on her, I pray for happy, uncomplicated dealings with colleagues and kids, friends, family, acquaintances and random strangers.

As she ties up the year’s loose ends, I pray there’d be closure where uncertainty, unfinished business or gaping wounds have left her shaky. Prince of Peace: help her finish well.

I pray for humility.

Give her real joy in going second. Preferring others. Not vying for her will, her way. Make her snug and secure in her own skin as she gladly celebrates You and others in this crazy busy cheerful season. Wonderful Counsellor, comfort and convict as You see fit.

I pray for strength.

Mighty God, if her get-up-and-go already got up and left? I pray she’d go with the little bit of strength she has, moving through the last days of this year five minutes at a time. Help her commit to doing the Next Right Thing. And then the next. And then the next.

I pray for sensitivity.

Soften her skin thickened by stress. Thin it out kind and compassionate so she can feel the frayed nerves of others as they rub up against her.

I pray for a sense of humour.

Chill her out. Help her to laugh at fun stuff and mostly at herself because ‘tis the season to be merry. Thank You that You’re Emmanuel – God with us all – the heart-link and lightness of being between her and her people.

Thank You that she doesn’t need to carry all the things because the government rests on Your shoulders.

In the Name of Jesus who broke into darkness to bring light –

Amen.

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

(Isaiah 9:6)

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