Dear Lord, 

This week help us remember – instead of carrying our concerns, our worries, and our cares around with us, letting them weigh us down and keeping us from effectively running the race You’ve set before us – to lift every one of them up to You. 

Help us trust that You love to hear from us, and that You are eager to speak to us. Help us remember that You are a God who longs to be gracious to us; that You will rise up to show us compassion. For You, LORD, are a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for You! (Isaiah 30:18) 

May You be glorified by the great things You do in and through us as we put all our faith in You. In Jesus’ Name, amen.