I feel swamped. I am busy. I have a long list of things that need to get done for today, and that doens’t include the list that I didn’t get to finishing yesterday.
There is never enough time in the day for everything and you. There is never enough time for everything by itself. Sometimes the idea of spending time with you, at any point in the day, is too much to deal with.
What a great comfort to know you are always there.
When I’m exhausted and don’t feel like I have time, you do not abandon me. You do not reject me if I am less than loving to you. When I make you a task and not the most important relationship in my life, you do not spurn me. You are still there, waiting for me.
Thank you for not leaving me. Thank you for always being there. Thank you for understanding that I am only human, prone to bad choices. Thank you for forgiving me when I neglect and reject you, whether on purpose or accidentally. Thank you for being ever-present, so when I do need you, when I do remember you, you are right there.
While it may not always be first on my mind, thank you Lord for your presence. Spirit, remind me again that you are there. Remind me of the goodness that I find in you. Remind me of your grace.
Remind me in the middle of all the madness, business, and everything that you are right there. Remind me of how eager to love me, eager to be in relationship with me you truly are. Remind me what matter more than my to-do list.
This prayer first appeared on Christian Thought Sandbox.