Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Sunday 25 July |
The Feast of Saint James the Great
home iconLifestyle
line break icon

If you’re struggling with your commitments, this prayer can help

STRUGGLE

Shutterstock

Sophia Swinford - published on 10/15/18

It's the moments when we struggle that count the most.

Shame and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown writes: “Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.”

It’s the moments when we are challenged that determine our integrity. But, in practice, choosing integrity takes more than wise words; it takes grace. If you’re struggling with your commitments right now, take a minute to ask God for His grace in the situation:

Father, apart from You, I can do nothing. In this time of stress in my life, I humbly ask for Your grace to heal my heart and guide my path. I know you wish to give me your grace and I believe in Your mercy and so I trust that You will provide for me in all things. As I reevaluate my commitments, I ask for Your light over my life to show me where I need to change and where I need to persist. You know my heart more intimately than I do, and You desire my good even more than I do. Therefore, I surrender myself to You, trusting in Your grace to provide me the courage to change, the strength to persist, and the wisdom to know how to decide. Jesus, I trust in You. Amen.


FAMILY

Read more:
3 Ways to be content in a culture that pushes us to strive for more

Tags:
Prayers for a Particular NeedRelationships
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
morning
Philip Kosloski
This morning prayer is easy to memorize
2
nightbirde
Cerith Gardiner
8 Powerful quotes from Nightbirde that will fill you with hope
3
Daniel Esparza
5 Curious things you might not know about Catholicism
4
ŁACINA
Philip Kosloski
Why is Latin the official language of the Church, instead of Aram...
5
MACHAERUS
Daniel Esparza
3 Legendary pilgrimages off the beaten path
6
WEB2-Benjamin_West_-_Joshua_passing_the_River_Jordan_with_the_Ark_of_the_Covenant_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
Daniel Esparza
Who are the cherubim in the Bible?
7
Tefillin
Zelda Caldwell
Did Jesus wear “tefillin” as some observant Jews do t...
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.