When your to tired to pray

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by Takesha, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. Takesha

    Takesha New Member

    "I'm too tired to trust and too tired to pray,
    Said one, as the over-taxed strength gave way,
    The one conscious thought by my mind possessed,
    Is, oh, could I just drop it all and rest?

    "Will God forgive me, do you suppose,
    If I go right to sleep as a baby goes,
    Without an asking if I may,
    Without ever trying to trust and pray?

    "Will God forgive you? why think, dear heart,
    When language to you was an unknown art,
    Did a mother deny you, needed rest,
    Or refuse to pillow your head on her breast?

    "Did she let you want when you could not ask?"
    Did she set her child an unequal task?
    Or did she cradle you in her arms,
    And then guard your slumber against alarms?

    "Ah, how quick was her mothers love to see,
    The unconscious yearnings of infancy.
    When you've grown too tired to trust and pray,
    When over-wrought nature has quite given way:

    "Then just drop it all, and give up to rest,
    As you used to do on a mother's breast,
    He knows all about it-the dear Lord knows,
    So just go to sleep as a baby goes;

    "Without even asking if you may
    God knows when His child is too tired to pray,
    He judges not solely by uttered prayer,
    He knows when the yearning of love are there,

    "When He bade them sleep and take their rest,
    While on Him the guilt of the whole world pressed-
    You've given your life up to Him to keep
    Then don't be afraid to go right to sleep."

    Ella Conrad Cowherd

    I cannot count the times I thought I let God down because I had not the strenght to "tarry with him awhile". This poem helped me alot and I hope it helps you also if you are struggling with this issue.

    Takesha
  2. kgg

    kgg New Member

    I used to be a prayer warrior. As the years have waned, so has my prayer life. Thanks for helping with the guilt. I think it was James Dobson that said it takes energy to pray. It was on a show for CFS. When I heard that, it helped. I was just thinking that I appreciate this worship board because it helps me to pray and take the focus off of me and mine. I had a friend that used to word process her prayers. Maybe that's why this board helps. I don't get as tired for some reason.

    Blessings to all. -Karen
  3. LeLeHpr

    LeLeHpr New Member

    That was powerful!!!