Dear God, at times I fear being overwhelmed by pain. At times pain seems nearly bigger than I am. Sometimes I feel ashamed because I cry out or because I lash out at others. Lord, help me accept my limitations; help me to ask for help.
Be near to remind me that I do not have to bear this alone. Remind me that you do not intend for me to suffer, and remind me that you suffer with me. And Lord, if it is at all possible, help me find relief. Thank you for listening. Amen.