Dear Lord, I know that the holiday season is supposed to be a time of relaxation and enjoyment, but I find a whole range of emotions welling up inside me, as the holiday approaches, and I almost find that I am in a panic, with all the preparations that need to be dealt with.
Lord, I know that holidays should be a time of celebration and joy and yet too often, I feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with all the things that have to be done, both before and during the holiday, and I find that I constantly worry that everything will be alright. Lord, I know that this is not what You want for Your children, and I ask for Your help in the approaching holiday season.
Lord Jesus, You have promised that Your strength in made perfect in our weakness and that Your grace is sufficient for all the circumstances of life, including this holiday-time. Keep me I pray, from any anxiety and stress during this holiday time, and help me to rest in the knowledge that You have everything in control and that Your grace is sufficient for me. This I ask in Jesus' name,