A Prayer

I ran across this prayer today which seemed relevant to several things. First, to this quote Peacebang posted. Second, to the difficulties some of my friends and congregants are encountering. And Third, to the sermon I preached on Sunday and its emphasis on going toward brokenness. So I thought I’d share it with you:

Give me a candle of the spirit, O God,
as I go down into the deep of my own being.

Show me the hidden things.
Take me down to the spring of my life,
and tell me my nature and my name.

Give me freedom to grow
so that I may become my true self –
the fulfillment of the seed which
you planted in me at my making.

Out of the deep I cry unto thee, O God.

– george appleton


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