Sunday, January 17, 2021
Home Prayer of the Day 3 Prayers on a Non-Working Holiday

3 Prayers on a Non-Working Holiday

Lord, we thank You for times of rest and the opportunity to refresh our spiritual batteries.

Prayer When on Holiday From Work

Loving Lord, we thank You for times of rest and relaxation and the opportunity to refresh our spiritual and bodily batteries. I remember that in the Bible the time that You took Your disciples apart from their busy ministry activities to “come apart and to rest awhile”, and it is wonderful that You grant us similar opportunities to take time to be reinvigorated and revitalized, both mentally and physically.
During this time away from my workplace I ask that You would release any conscious or unconscious stresses or strains that I may have built up over the past months, and help me to switch off my mind from the urgent things that may be mounting up at work, so that I may return reinvigorated and better equipped to face the responsibility on my return.
Thank You for this time away from work, and I pray that this will be a time of great refreshment and renewal and a special time Lord when I draw even closer to You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Prayer for Those Alone at Holiday Time

Dear Heavenly Father, the holiday season can be quite a trial and even a deep sadness to many people, especially those that are alone at this time, perhaps having lost a loved one through death or divorce or for some other reason.
Draw very close we pray, to those that are alone and lonely over this holiday time. May they discover closeness in their relationship with You that perhaps they did not enjoy before.
Thank You, that You are a God Who is able to sympathize with all our weaknesses, disappointments, and difficulties, knowing that You have walked this earth before us and have been tested in similar ways, so that You understand what it means to be alone and isolated.
Comfort the lonely, console the grieving, support the weak, give grace to the afflicted, and reassure those who have allowed fear to invade their peace, with the certainty that You are their ever-present help in time of trouble. This we ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer Against Holiday Depression

Heavenly Father, it seems so silly and wrong to get so depressed about this upcoming holiday, but Lord You know that I find holidays quite difficult to cope with, and I know that I cannot break out of this cycle of holiday depression, without Your help and strength.
Show me what I ought to do in order to prevent this holiday depression descending on me as my vacation draws closer. Teach me what to do when panicky thoughts start to fill up my mind and show me how to prevent those thoughts from taking hold of me, and pushing me back into a state of despair and depression.
Lord, I know that in the Bible it says that we should, ‘take every thought captive’ and I don’t really know how to do this, but I do pray that You would help me to apply this biblical principle in my own life to my holiday depression, so that when I become aware of any feeling of despair or desperation, I will be enabled to hand it over to You, Who has promised to carry all our cares and difficulties.
Lord, may I truly break free of this recurring holiday depression once and for all, and in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, I pray I will not be bothered again by this debilitating holiday depression. This I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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