Prayers for Workers: When You’re Feeling Burned Out

Author:
Mark D. Roberts
Date:
August 1, 2022
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We have probably all experienced burnout or know of others who have struggled with such feelings, particularly in the last couple of years and the COVID pandemic. Mark Roberts looks to Psalm 18 to help form prayers for ourselves and others in this situation.

"We all face times in our lives, including our work lives, when we feel overwhelmed, when we’re struggling with burnout. The writer of Psalm 18, identified as David in the preface to the psalm, knew that experience all too well: “The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me” (Psalm 18:4). So what did David do? “In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help” (Psalm 18:6). And what did God do?"

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