A Prayer for the Struggle
Forgive us when we cease to wrestle. Forgive us when we are too tired to go on. Forgive us when we quit, when we give in to frustration, when we walk away.
For when we walk away from the struggle, we walk away from you.
Instead, strengthen us for the fight. Grant unto us a steadfastness to hold on until morning. Give to us a heart to push and pull, to bend and not break, to lean into everything that you have for us, even to endure through pain.
For it is not with the world that we wrestle, Father, it is with you. It is not with our enemies that we fight until dawn, but with you. May we see you in the struggle, Father and may we know you are present in it with us.
In your grace, Lord, give us the courage to ask for the blessing. In your abundance, Lord, may you give it freely. In your wisdom, Lord, may you change our name and change the way that we walk in the world.
Thank you for the struggle.