Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
When Burdens are Too Heavy

We come to You, O God, for your gracious help. You dwell within our heart, You feel our distress, You know our pain, and how burdened we are. Give us strength to bear our burdens with courage, wisdom, and grace. Help us to be true to our better self, to discern our real work inlife, and to do it with all our might. When our struggle within our own heart, stay by our sides. Then we shall be able to say with Your prophet (Isaiah 40:31) But those who hold fast to the Eternal shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

May our work, and the ties that bind us to family and friends, make life rich in meaning for us. So that each day we live may be yet another step leading us nearer to You. Amen

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