A prayer for the burdened

Our savior Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) Father. I come …

Devoted in prayer

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” (Colossians 4:2) I love these simple instructions for prayer. Prayer doesn’t have to be elaborate for it to be effective. What does it mean to be watchful? Here are some ideas: Watch the condition of your heart. (Proverbs 4:23) Watch for the temptations in your life. (Mark 14:38) Watch for where God is moving so we can keep in step …