To Cast Your Cares on the Lord
Father, my daily responsibilities and my feelings of inferiority, failure, guilt, and condemnation have overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. Hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me, and I am distraught.
Living as a single person is not easy, and anxiety continues to build as I see friends getting married. I am tired of feeling so alone. I know that I should seek first all Your Kingdom, but a need to be married is becoming an obsession—a burden that grows heavier—and depression is intensifying.
In the name of Jesus, I make the decision to cast my cares on You, my Lord, knowing that You will sustain me; You will never let the righteous fall. Lord Jesus, Your yoke is easy, and Your burden is light. I will learn from You Who walked this earth as a single person. You were tempted in all points even as I am; yet You were without sin. When anxiety is great within me, Your consolation brings joy to my soul.
You have strengthened me in my innermost being, and I resist the temptation to worry about my life, what I will eat or drink; or about my body, what I will wear. Life is more important than food, and the body more important than clothes. You are my heavenly Father Who knows that I need these things. Therefore I will seek first Your Kingdom and Your righteousness, confident that all these things will be given to me as well.
So I am learning to be content with who I am and will not put on airs. God, Your strong hand is on me; You will promote me at the right time. Thank You for giving me the grace to cast all my cares and anxieties on You. I purpose to live carefree before You, my Lord and my God; You are most careful with me.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
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