Weighed down… then released

Rachel Hackenberg offers a weekly prayer-writing prompt. This week’s is based off of Psalm 38:4

“My iniquities have gone over my head; they weigh on me
like a burden too heavy for me.”


What stands between me and You, Lord?
What have I ignored
or forgotten
or simply stopped caring about?

I stand and look at the obstacles
between me and freedom
and I balk.

It’s too hard.
It’s too much work.

Yes… It is too much
for me to do
without You.

I’ve taken the first step
knee-deep in muck,
chain saw in hand,
rakes and shovels at the ready.

Could you please make
the first cut?


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