Written by Tommy Grimm
FROM Bloomington, IN

High Priest of Our Struggles,
You look upon our burdened weariness with compassion.
You know how our task lists stretch long,
and the hours feel short,
and easy answers are few.

 

Listen now as we cry out to you;
Listen as we name, aloud or in silence,
the tasks and responsibilities that weigh heavy upon us this day.

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Living Water for our Labors,
as we seek to do what is required of us,
meet us in the monotony,
and uphold us in the exhaustion.
When the weight of it all feels too heavy,
Strengthen our hearts to know and believe
That you care for us, and you will never let us go.

In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.