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A Leap of Faith: A Prayer to Start Your Week in the Right Heart

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Ancient of Days:

Hear our prayer.

We put away childish things.

We set aside our toys.

And hoisted our tools.

These implements of adulthood

Promised to forge for us

Freedom, meaning, wisdom,

Independence, productivity, 

Security, identity, happiness,

And above all self-reliance.

But if they have built anything, 

It has been a veneer,

Thin, fleeting, disappointing.

God, did we misunderstand?

Since childhood we have yearned 

For age.

We have pulled on the rope of years

Always grabbing the next knot, 

Reluctantly letting loose of the last.

And instead of climbing heavenward,

It feels as if you’re more

Distant than ever.

These tools grasped in

Our weathered fists 

Leave no room 

For your hand,

For your guidance,

Your touch.

Lord,

Pry our hands from 

Our ropes of self-reliance,

Our tools of self-deception.

Pour your undeserved

Mercy and grace into

Our callused hearts.

Make us children again.

Leaping open handed,

Full hearted

Into your almighty care.

Recreate us

Dependent on you

And you alone

For freedom, meaning, wisdom,

Independence, productivity, 

Security, identity, happiness,

For life itself.

Amen

2 thoughts on “A Leap of Faith: A Prayer to Start Your Week in the Right Heart”

  1. Georgie Ann KETTIG

    Amen,… this reminds me of a phrase that I think I was hearing “in the ’80s”,… “Let go, and let God”,…

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