Prayer of a Midlife Woman:
I know you invite me to cast my cares on you. Sometimes I get caught up in thinking I'm a self-made woman so I don't do this. I feel I need to figure out the answers to my own dilemmas.
I'd prefer to leave them with you though. Please give your angels charge over me. Heal my broken body. Restore my energy. Help me enjoy the peace of contentment knowing you are solving every problem.
Free me from worry and increase my faith. Help me to resist picking up my concerns again.
Reboot me so I can be even more effective for you than I've been.
Lead me where you need me. Bless the work of my hands. Restore my confidence in the gifts you've imbued me with.
Be the centre of my home. Be the spark in my husband and children's lives. Draw them ever close to your side. Keep them safe. Help me resist the temptation to be controlling of my household and relationships.
Take my thoughts captive. Bless me with the tools I need. Give me strength to carry out daily chores.
Gift me with hope that tomorrow will be even better than today.
I know you have plans for me that are specifically designed for me. Allow me to function this day so I don't let you down.