Monday, February 19, 2007

Guide Me Into An Unclenched Moment

Gentle me,
Holy One,
into an unclenched moment,
a deep breath,
a letting go
of heavy expectancies,
of shriveling anxieties,
of dead certainties,
that, softened by the silence,
surrounded by the light,
and open to the mystery,
I may be found by wholeness,
upheld by the unfathomable,
entranced by the simple,
and filled with the joy
that is you.

(prayer from Guerillas of Grace by Ted Loder, photo from Abbey of the Arts)


Alex said...

I would like to ask this group to pray for me and my family, and also for two special congregations. I have accepted the call to a new church in another state. Those of you who are familiar with the Presbyterian process know that there are still a few steps to go, but "if the way be clear" we will be moving in May. Please also pray that we can sell our house -- it officially went on the market over the weekend. Obviously this needs to be kept confidential, so I will not be blogging about these changes until some other steps have been completed. But I am very excited!

Abbey of the Arts said...

Alex, prayers for all of the transitions ahead, may the journey be smooth and uplifting, may your gifts be received with joy. Blessings to you and your family, Christine

Preacher Mom said...

Alex, what exciting (and potentially intimidating) news! My prayers will be for your family and for all involved in solidifying this call. God bless you!

Catherine + said...

This piece of writing so reflects where I am in my life...Lord, hear my prayer

Songbird said...

Alex, you and your family are in my prayers. Blessings to you as the process continues.

Rainbow Pastor said...

Alex, you and your family are in my prayers in this exciting and scary time of transition.

Trust in the Spirit, and hang on tight!

Alex said...

Thanks so much for the prayers! :)

revabi said...

Prayers for Alex and her future, her family, and the churches.

I like Ted Loder and the Guerillas of Grace. Thanks for posting this at the beginning of the week, and my finding it today.