06 June 2014

When You're Worn

My husband and I have a little jar full of little craft sticks.  When it's date night, and we haven't thought of something extra creative to do, we pull out a stick, and follow the instructions.  All the dates in the jar are free, and the ideas range from the silly to the profound.

This week, when we looked at each other over supper and realized we had both forgotten it was date night (ah, summer, you make us forget which day it is!), we pulled out a stick that said, "make a prayer list and pray together".

We pray together every day, for our morning and evening worship, but we really enjoyed the chance to take time for more serious, in-depth prayer together.  When we made our list, we claimed Bible promises for each issue or person on our list.  Here are a few of the promises we claimed, and a few extras just for fun.

When you're tired and worn...

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  (Matthew 11:28)

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.  He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.  Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:  But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.  (Isaiah 40:28-31)

When you don't know which way to turn...

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.  (Psalm 32:8)

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.  (James 1:5)  

When you feel like you can't do anything right...

For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.  (1 John 3:20)

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  (2 Corinthians 12:9)

When you carry too many burdens...

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.  (1 Peter 5:7)

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  (Philippians 4:6, 7)

When you just want to be more like Jesus...

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:  (Hebrews 8:10)

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.  (Matthew 5:6)


  1. Beautifully done, and very encouraging! Meditating on these verses with "Hidden in My Heart" (which includes some of the same verses) playing in the background makes for a very blessed Sabbath morning!

  2. Thank you so much for this list. Sometimes I have a hard time applying Bible verses with real life and this list is very helpful. God bless~ Lisa :O)

  3. I love the idea of a little jar of craft sticks with ideas for date night!


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