Overwhelm Me… A Prayer

**(My family and I are getting ready for our first ever family vacation this week! In order to have time to pack, rest up, plan and enjoy this time, I’m pulling some of the most popular posts from my blog and re-posting. Hope you don’t mind.)**

Please listen and answer me, for I am overwhelmed by my troubles. – Psalm 55:2

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Overwhelm me, Lord.

Overwhelm me completely.

Cast your shadow of mercy over me

until it seems as shady as a cave.

Wrestle me to the ground

and pry my grasping fingers from my cares.

Swamp me with your lovingkindness

as I lean here on a cypress knee.

Fill me to overflowing with your goodness

so that I can spill out onto others.

Rout out every worry,

leaving no stone unturned.

Blast into my thoughts like a foghorn

so that I am deaf to all but Your singing.

Smother me with your love

like a mother who can’t stop hugging her long-lost child.

Send a deluge of Your grace to engulf me.

Let it wash warm over my face,

mixing with my tears and scrubbing me clean.

Destroy all idols

and woo me back with the enormity of your faithfulness.

Crush myself, and win me over.

Overwhelm me, Lord

with You.

Heavenly Father, hear this prayer offered up to you by each person reading it. We love you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…

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31 Comments on “Overwhelm Me… A Prayer

    • Thank you, Chrissy. His deep love inspires me. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  1. Thank you, Beth!! I covet your prayers! Love you! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • Thank you for your sweet encouragement and for providing the linkup! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  2. Shelly- the prayer is sp beautiful that I have copied it into my prayer journal- I will pray it over you and me both 😉

    The song- is powerful indeed- LOVE it- will listen over and over today

    Thank you for blessing us all even in the midst of your oven need for healing- you are AMAZING !!!


    • I’m always so glad for your visits, Elizabeth! Thank you for always encouraging me. Hear Hugs, Shelly <3

  3. Beautiful, Shelly. So grateful He draws me back, that He “woos me back with the enormity of your faithfulness.” Humbling to think on. Have a great Friday!
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    • It sure humbles me every time! Thanks for taking the time to encourage me, Joanne! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  4. So beautiful and encouraging, Shelly! Thank you!

    And thanks for connecting over at #EverydayJesus. Love you girl 🙂

    • So glad you were encouraged, Sharita! I love linking up with #EverydayJesus each week! So great to see you here! Love you! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • Jedidja, I’m so glad you were encouraged! Have a blessed weekend. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • I pray it is, in your life and mine, Marty. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • So glad it encouraged you, Wanda! Thank you for joining me in prayer. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • Thanks, Lyli! I’m glad you were encouraged. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • I am so glad, Anita! Love you. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • I certainly did, Cathy!! Thank you for the prayers! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • Thank you, Angie! Looking forward to getting to know you! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

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