To Be Well-Balanced

Father, in the name of Jesus, I come boldly to Your throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Forgive me for getting caught up in my own pride. Sometimes I behave as though I am indispensable at home, at the office, at church and in other situations. I become irritable and fatigued, feeling that no one appreciates all that I do. Help me to step back and take a personal inventory. My spirit is Your candle, searching out all the inward parts of my being.
Jesus said, Come to me, all of you who are weary and over-burdened, and I will give you rest! Put on my yoke 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 (Matt. 11:28-30 PHILLIPS).
Lord, not only am I yoked up with You, but also with my spouse, my colleagues and others whom You have sent into my life. I am not alone, and I cannot carry this alone. Help me to resist the temptation to be yoked together with unbelievers for the sake of financial profit.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Help me to keep my priorities in order. Help me to fulfill my call and responsibilities at home as a husband/wife and/or parent. While I am at work, help me to stay focused. Also, help me to take time to find rest—relief, ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet—for my soul.
I cast the whole of my care [all my anxieties, all my worries, all my concerns, once and for all] on You, for You care for me affectionately and care about me watchfully. I affirm that I am well-balanced (temperate, sober of mind), vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of mine, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. In the name of Jesus, I withstand him; firm in faith [against his onset—rooted, established, strong, immovable and determined]. And after I have suffered a little while, You, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called me to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Yourself complete and make me what I ought to be, establish and ground me securely, and strengthen and settle me.
To You be the dominion (power, authority, rule) for ever and ever.
Amen (so be it).

Scripture References:
Hebrews 4:16 Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV
Proverbs 20:27 Matthew 11:29 AMP
2 Corinthians 6:14 1 Peter 5:7-11 AMP

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