A Prayer for the Stuck

The same conversations replay over and over in our minds…
Each hurtful criticism resurfaces.
What we really want to tell people out of anger and frustration.
The alluding to-do list seems to never finish.
Not to mention the anxiety and insecurities that haunt us on a daily basis.

We confess to You our “stuck-ness.”
You promise us an easy yoke and call us to experience an abundant life.
Yet, we don’t have the power to move past the lies we tell ourselves, the guilt of our sins and the limited perspective of our view.
This prayer comes to You because we recognize our weakness.
And in weakness You say, “My grace is sufficient for thee.”

Remove the calluses of bitterness and resentment from our hearts.
Replace our angst towards others with compassion and mercy for them.
Remind us of the Gospel; we are far broken than we could ever know, but more loved by You than we can ever imagine.
Forgive us of our sins.

In the rebellion of our “stuck-ness”, we offer our gratitude and praise towards You.
Lead us today to see Your presence at work in our lives.
Sanctify our hearts and minds.
Thank you for times we feel stuck because in these moments we can experience Your grace in new ways.


Photo used with permission by Chris Mason Design.


  1. Thanks Peter. Needed that reminder today.

    • Peter Englert

      May 19, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      John, it’s great to hear from you! Miss seeing you at the Lionville Starbucks. Many blessings to you and your family.

  2. Kathy Elliott

    May 19, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Thank you for these thoughtful words which capture the emotion of both the stuck-ness and the grace in forgiveness and gratitude. You are one of my inspirations.

    • Peter Englert

      May 19, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Thank you Kathy! I really appreciate your encouragement. You help me have perspective.

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