Don’t let prayer become a burden

Jesus said, “Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
(Matthew 11:28-30; NLT).

Don’t let prayer become a burden;
Don’t let prayer become a chore:
Listen to the Spirit’s prompting –
Silence is your inner core.

Take it slowly. Take it gently.
Keep it honest; not too long:
One with God in deep communion –
Though you’re weak, your prayers are strong.

Revel in your intercessions;
Pray for those who cross your path,
Begging God to bless and heal them –
Don’t let this become a “task”.

For yourself, ask God to help you
Face, and bear, his perfect will
With humble thanks, and great rejoicing –
Knowing that he loves you, still.

Pray that many unbelievers
Meet Christ Jesus, hear his call,
Repent, and turn to him each day –
Because the Father loves us all.


God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
(John 3:16; NLT).

8 thoughts on “Don’t let prayer become a burden

  • Wow! This poem is certainly different to any others you have written, but it is EXCELLENT Ruth! Thank you for this lovely instructive piece, I pray that it will bless many folks. I am going to share this one. God bless you sister. 🙏

    • What an amazing comment, Alan. I didn’t see it as unusual, so if you’re able to say HOW it seems different to you I’d be really interested to hear. But don’t even try, if you’re short on energy XXXXXX

    • That’s wonderful, Beth. Thank you so much for telling me. May God bless you. I continue to pray for you each day. With love from Ruth xxxxxx

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