A Prayer for When You Feel You Don't Have Enough Time

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Anchored Voices is a collaborative blog founded by Chara Donahue where Christians can use their words and creativity to point each other to the God who cares. It was conceived to foster a hope-filled community where we can remind one another that when the waves of life hit—in Jesus, the soul is safe. You can read more from them at AnchoredVoices.com.

Father of creation,

Son born into time,

Spirit within me today,

I turn my complaint into confession:

What feels like not enough

Is really me trying to have more—

I’m not recognizing you give me what I need.

Temper my greed,

So that I can live well

Within the margins of today.

May I not use the minutes

As if they are currency

Spent on my must-haves.

Rather, may I receive each hour

As the gift it is—

A place to live with you.

Give me eyes to see:

When quick is good

And hurry is unholy.

Give me ears to hear:

When lingering is love

And loitering is lazy.

Give me hands to touch:

When action is healing

And refrain when not.

Give me humility to ask:

When help is needed

And pride is isolating.

Settle me into this day,

Aware and thankful

Of being with You.


Amen

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Having been a burnt-out leader in the church, Kimberley Mulder discovered her pace with grace, and now writes to sustain your soul as you serve at www.KimberleyMulder.com. She loves to tend souls with a listening ear and a reflective heart, and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Ministry at Portland Seminary with the goal of becoming a Spiritual Director. The outdoors is always calling her name, so when not tethered to a computer, you can find her exploring, gardening, and taking pictures anywhere outside of four walls (some of which make their way on to Instagram @writerkimberleymulder). Her husband and three kids journey with her, adding purpose, delight, and depth to her one and precious life. 

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Anchored Voices is a collaborative blog founded by Chara Donahue where Christians can use their words and creativity to point each other to the God who cares. It was conceived to foster a hope-filled community where we can remind one another that when the waves of life hit—in Jesus, the soul is safe. You can read more from them at AnchoredVoices.com.