Three Things To Pray for When You’re Struggling To Complete A Task

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.(1)

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.”

Jeremiah 29:12 (ESV)

A quick glance at the clock told me I had been reworking the same tiny detail on my project for hours. Sigh… It wasn’t going well. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get my creative juices flowing. I was tired, frustrated, and unsure what to do about it.

I needed help.

I needed strength.

I needed direction.

I needed Jesus!

It was time to step away and wholeheartedly seek the Lord. So I got up, grabbed my bible, and retreated to a quiet place to pray. Sure enough, as I poured out my frustrations to the Lord, the stress began to fade away.

Are you struggling to get things done? Maybe you’ve been consistently working on a project for a while, and it still isn’t coming together, or it could be that you’re a mom who’s frustrated by the unending amount of laundry that needs washing. (It’s amazing how the pile never gets any smaller, isn’t it?) Whatever it may be that’s stressing you, you can count on God to give you what you need to get the job done. All you have to do is ask.

We can count on God to help us get the job done. –Tweet this!

A prayer strategy for when you are overwhelmed and frustrated by the task before you.

Three things to pray when you’re struggling to complete a task: 

Pray For Restoration

We all need a break sometimes. Even Jesus retreated to a quiet place regularly so he could rest in the presence of the Father (Luke 5:16). When we are weary and burdened, we can seek the Lord and ask him to replenish and restore us (Matthew 11:28).

Pray For Strength

We don’t have to completely rely on our own power to keep going. God’s word tells us He will not grow tired or weary and that it is He who gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak (Isaiah 40:28-29). We can ask God to lavish His unending supply of strength on us to help keep us going.

Pray For Guidance

If we’re uncertain or confused, we should ask God for clarity. James 1:5 reminds us that the Lord gives wisdom to those who ask for it. When we seek God for guidance, He will show us the way and guide our steps.

When we get overwhelmed by the pressures of trying to complete our tasks, let’s remember to seek God and ask him to restore us, strengthen us, and guide us.

When we seek God and ask him to restore us, strengthen us and guide us He will supply us with what we need. –Tweet this!

Let’s Pray:

Lord, we praise you for your wisdom, power, and strength; there is none like it in all the world. Thank you for supplying us with what we need to complete our projects and tasks. Please help us to remember to seek you for guidance, strength, and restoration when we get tired and frustrated. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen!

Thank you for following along today. Today’s verse reminds us that prayer is powerful. When we pray, God really does hear us! I hope you were encouraged to take a step back and seek the Lord when you’re struggling to get the job done.  ~Kelly


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10 thoughts on “Three Things To Pray for When You’re Struggling To Complete A Task

  1. helloleahgrey says:

    I love this! It’s just what I needed to read today. I’ve been needing some guidance and wisdom for quite awhile now and I stopped trusting my own judgement but God does give wisdom to all who ask without finding fault- claiming that today. Thank you! Coming to you from the Kelly Balarie link up!

  2. Debbie Kitterman says:

    Kelly – such good and practical things to pray for! I love them all and I especially love the first one – restoration – I just came off a few days of a break from the normal. It was so good! and I did indeed ask Him to replenish and refresh me. So glad we are neighbors at #RaRaLinkup today

  3. helloredds says:

    What a good word, Kelly!
    I love the practical suggestions and the ways to pray!
    Found your post today on Tuesday Talk.
    Hope you have a blessed day~

  4. Crystal Twaddell says:

    Kelly, first of all, I had a pop of delight when I clicked on your blog…so happy! And just the message I needed reminded of as I’m almost at the finish line with a huge work task. Love the simplicity of your message here:) And inviting you to share on Fresh Market Friday where we select a Featured Fresh Find every week:) Crystal~

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