PrayerThe Caregiver’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, I love _______.
I have committed my life to caring for him/her,

Yet I know the task is greater than my abilities.

As I seek to help another,
I ask for strength to shoulder the burdens before me.

Yet I also ask for the wisdom to know what is mine to carry.

I ask for the courage to admit my failures and make amends.

Hope for the CaregiverI thank you for your grace and mercy,
And ask that you help me daily apply it to myself and extend it to others.

As I walk through this long valley of the shadow of death,
I ask for a deeper awareness of your presence to calm my fears.

Glancing backwards, may I only see your provision.
Looking ahead at difficult roads, may I see your guidance.

May I reflect you as I minister to this one whom I love.
I pray all this in the name of your son, Jesus Christ,
Who laid down his own life … for me.

@2014 Peter W. Rosenberger