When Days are Hard


Lord, many things can make days hard.

In loneliness, stark as an empty chair, Please bring me peaceful solitude.

With yet another piece of paperwork to do, Please write Your love again on my heart.

When the weather makes me cry, "Enough," Please calm the storminess of my mood.

In the face of illness I can't ignore, May I unite my suffering with Yours.

Lord Jesus, You came to lighten the burdens That discourage and distract from You.

When days are hard, please give me courage To hope beyond any setback.