Father, we get tired. Physically. Emotionally. Spiritually. Times are, we’d just like to lay down, give it up, and not get up again.

The heavy weights of life grind us down.

The heartaches, one after another, leave us numb.

The unpleasant surprises make us wary of what’s to come on the morrow.

Disappointment piled on disappointment grows into a gray and foggy mountain.

The cogs of making it all fit in a busy schedule move slow and sticky.

Lord God, give us new energy, renewed spirit, reinvigorated purpose, so that we can get up again.

Help us to take one thing at a time.

Show us the opportunities in the brambles.

Make us see exciting possibilities in dead-end streets.

Let us enjoy the present in light of your guarantees for our future.

Give us rest in the evening, joy in the morning, strength throughout the day.