Prayer for a Burden-Bearer
Each of us carries weight.
Not only our own griefs and challenges, but those of our loved ones. For those in the marketplace, we carry the weight of business, and the weight of clients and staff and vendors.
And we do this while seeing through a glass darkly. Sometimes it can be hard to know the right thing to do.
I find that on occasion I need to pray the burden-bearer prayer—sometimes almost daily!—taught to me by Workplace Prayer Advocate Cindy McFaden (who, I think, got it from Elijah House).
I keep this prayer as a note on my phone, and use it as often as needed.
Prayer for a Fresh Start [Prayer for a Burden Bearer]
Lord Jesus, I thank you for being our burden bearer. Lord, today I want to start anew in my burden-bearing gift. I release to you the burdens that I have carried on behalf of others up to this day. Lord, redeem this gift in me and teach me to operate in it properly, so that I will not be overwhelmed and confused anymore. Lord, I want to use this gift to help others find the freedom, healing, and joy that is found in you. Teach me to be sensitive and to be able to feel in my spirit within my relationship with you, for that is where being a burden bearer is most effective—and powerful. Amen.
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