A Prayer for the Weary

I’m tired y’all. And, as I’ve said before, if a privileged white woman with no kids at home is tired, the rest of you must be past going.

Creator of all things,

We are weary and worried.

We are overworked and overwrought.

We have been grieving loss for so long we’ve forgotten what it feels like not to be in mourning.

Some days there just aren’t enough hours

Other days, it seems like we don’t know what to do with ourselves. 

In a world where work and school and home all occupy the same spaces and places, where on earth do we find refuge and rest?

In a world where justice is delayed and denied again and again and again and again, how do we keep fighting?

Our help is in you, O God.

You are our refuge.

Our ever-present help in times of trouble.

Energize the weary.

Lift up the worn down.

Comfort those who mourn.

And when we can’t imagine where to go from here, lead us in Your way.

Remind us that we are never alone.


Rev. Anne Russ is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently based in New York City. Doubting Believer provides tools and encouragement for the rollercoaster ride of your faith journey. Follow me on Facebook , Instagram and YouTube. You can also follow on TikTok. Get emails to keep up with all that is happening.

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