The Prayer of Relinquishment

Sometimes it is best to cease pushing, pressing, and move quickly to trusting God, relinquish my attachment to outcomes, instead of the process of Grace. I read about this prayer from Jean Wise’s instructive blog – here it is:

A Prayer of Relinquishment

Today, O Lord, I yield myself to you.

May your will be my delight today.

May your way have perfect sway in me.

May your love be the pattern of my living.

I surrender to you

my hopes,

my dreams,

my ambitions.

Do with them what you will, when you will, as you will.

I place into your loving care

my family,

my friends,

my future.

Care for them with a care that I can never give.

I release into your hands

my need to control,

my craving for status,

my fear of obscurity.

Eradicate the evil, purify the good, and establish your

kingdom on earth.

For Jesus’ sake,

Amen.

Richard Foster – From his book, titled Prayers of the Heart

From Jean Wise’s original post here

This Weekend ~ November 14 ~ May you find your Hesychia

The Desert Mothers and Father called silence “hesychia” which means inner quiet, rest, and stillness. Silence helped them with discernment and to hear God. We let go of all the external and internal chatter to draw near the whisper of God and discover the space between words. In practicing silence I am learning to be more selective in my words and often choosing not to speak just to make my opinion known. Silnce helps us to intentionally create a space to surrender to the unknown and to hear what another Voice has to say. ~Jean Wise in this post

 

John Climacus wrote, that Stillness of the soul is “accurate knowledge and management of one’s thoughts” (The Ladder of Divine Ascent, page 269). Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church admonishes them to take captive every thought   2 Corinthians 10:5. Joyce Meyer reminds us to take our thoughts captive back to Jesus instead of the “to-do list” myriad of distractions.

Hesychia is a new word for me. It is a Blessing word, to be sure!

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Due to scheduling limitations, for me, this weekend, Hesychia will be represented by a locked door in my house. Whether your preference is to go and seek it out or abide where you are and draw it in, may you embrace the godly rest of Hesychia this weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

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More Weekend Ideas

This Weekend ~ November 4 ~ Celebrate National Gratitude Month

National Gratitude MonthJean Wise at the Healthy Spirituality blog remind us that November is National Gratitude Month.

“…practicing gratitude helps us turn our heart outward, focusing on God and his gifts. We find hope, light and strength in gratitude.” ~ Jean Wise

 

 

 

This weekend, how about playing a gratitude version of “I Spy” this weekend!

“I spy with my gratitude eye ______________”(someone or something for which to be grateful).

Other ideas:

**Use #NationalGratitudeMonth to post gratitude lists and links on social media
**Participate the in the Global Gratitude Challenge (anyone can join at any time)
**Consider creating a Gratitude Jar
**Take a look at the post on gratitude  and these gratitude quotes

I’m grateful for you!!

 

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More Weekend Activities

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Saturday Digest~March 10

A couple of poems from this rainy Saturday

~Love this poem about being different. “Some lies are told to us and some are in our heads” Click here

~I just caught my breath when I read these words of poetryClick here

~Jean wonders if she is crazy. Well, I love Jean’s kind of crazy and if Jean she is crazy, let’s all join her on her next adventure!  Click here

~ Soul-searching post featuring 3 reasons you’re neglecting yourself and how to start changing that

Video of the Week: The Best Way Out Is Always Through

View this inspiring movie from Simple Truths called The Best Way Out Is Always Through
Remember to set your clocks an hour later tonight. :)

faith in God means faith in His timing

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