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A Harmony Pastor Feedback: Pause for Prayer: TUESDAY 11/9


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I got here throughout these phrases of Parker Palmer yesterday and located them to be a wealthy supply of reflection and prayer as I start my life as a senior priest.  As you may see, they’re phrases that decision the reader ahead, to exercise, to a good richer, extra considerable life… I additionally assume they’re phrases worthy of consideration by of us at any level of their lives…

 

Twenty years in the past, as I started to take care of the realities of getting old, 

I started asking myself two questions: 

    “What do I must let go of? 

    What do I wish to dangle onto?”

 

I nonetheless ask the primary query, 

however the second now not works for me. 

 

As life continually reminds us, 

we are able to’t “dangle on” to what we love:

all of it should take its depart eventually, 

and so will we.

 

So I’m grateful that I used to be given a distinct query to ask: 

“What do I wish to give myself to?”

 

Attempting to hold on to what I treasure defies the legislation of life, 

and it’s a needy, clingy, scarcity-based means of being on the earth. 

 

However asking what I wish to give myself to 

directs me towards locations the place I can discover which means, vitality, 

and a reminder of life’s abundance.

 

For me, no less than, “What do I wish to give myself to?” 

is a query that may open up a path with a coronary heart…

Pause for Prayer

Ship your Spirit to open my eyes and my ears,

my thoughts and my coronary heart, my soul and my creativeness

and all my days and nights

to the place you lead me, Lord,

the place you information me, 

the place you name me to new life,

to richer, extra considerable life,

to life crammed and blessed

along with your mercy, your phrase, your grace

and your love…

Amen.


  

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