The Caregiver’s Prayer
Heavenly Father, I love _______.
I have committed my life to caring for him/her,
Yet I know the task is greater than my abilities.
As I seek to help another,
I ask for strength to shoulder the burdens before me.
Yet I also ask for the wisdom to know what is mine to carry.
I ask for the courage to admit my failures and make amends.
As I walk through this long valley of the shadow of death,
I ask for a deeper awareness of your presence to calm my fears.
Glancing backwards, may I only see your provision.
Looking ahead at difficult roads, may I see your guidance.
May I reflect you as I minister to this one whom I love.
I pray all this in the name of your son, Jesus Christ,
Who laid down his own life … for me.
@2014 Peter W. Rosenberger