gather me to be with you

Gather me to be with you

a prayer for your weekend (by ted loder)

Oh God, gather me now to be with you as you are with me.

Soothe my tiredness;
quiet my fretfulness;
curb my aimlessness;
relieve my complusiveness;
let me be easy for a moment.

O Lord, release me
from the fears and guilts which grip me so tightly;
from the expectations and opinions which I so tightly grip,
that I may be open
to receiving what you give,
to risking something genuinely new,
to learning something refreshingly different.

Forgive me
for claiming so much for myself
that I leave no room for gratitude;
for confusing exercises in self-importance
with acceptance of self-worth;
for complaining so much of my burdens
that I become a burden;
for competing against others so insidiously
that I stifle celebrating them
and receiving your blessing through their gifts.

O God, gather me to be with you as you are with me.

Amen.

Ted Loder, Guerillas of Grace

This is day 26 in 31 Days to Hush.

Comments

  1. says

    I love Ted Loder! I saw the title of your post and was immediately excited! His words are so right sometimes! That book is incredible! Enjoy your weekend, Emily! Be blessing, let the Lord gather you up… :)

  2. says

    I love Ted Loder! I saw the title of your post and was immediately excited, and jumped right over to read! His words are so right sometimes! That book is incredible! Enjoy your weekend, Emily! Be blessed, let the Lord gather you up…
    Lindsey´s last blog post ..you.

  3. Sarah Westphal says

    Just what I needed. Along with your post of Love in the Morning. Do you have a post that shares your favourite faith books?

    Take care,
    Sarah

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