121 Days of Prayer
Martha Was Distracted by Her Many Tasks
The purposes of this prayer are: Wisdom and Guidance/Purpose.
Heavenly Father, help us to develop discernment regarding what is important in life, and what is not. Luke relates the story of the wisdom that Jesus imparted to a woman named Martha: “Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.’ But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.’” Luke 10:38–42 (NRSV). Lord, we pray that you always help us to choose the better part. Amen.