August 7 Prayer
To be a follower of Christ He tells us to ‘Lose your life to find your life.
Give up your own ways, take up my cross, give up the world to find and save your soul.’
Let go of the hold on your life.
Do not be scared to lose your life for letting go of the things you hold onto are not the real you.
What is the most real, most true, most you?
What part of the real you have you lost due to holding onto what you think is you?
These are big questions without quick answers but will be discovered over time.
See Jesus come to you now with only love and longing in his eyes. He offers his hand to you with an invitation to follow him and let him lead you in his divine dance.
Up you rise and follow as your feet become light and the burdens you carry are tossed aside until your soul soars with his.
You completely forget about your own life because you know you belong here with Jesus and the Father and with the Spirit inside you.
Feel that empty space inside you become filled with belonging, with wonder, with completeness.
‘In God alone is my soul at rest’
Be at rest in your soul as you respond in prayer.
‘There is no better place to be than here with you, Jesus.
I let go of all of me to be made complete in all of you.
Whenever the world entices me with its whirlwind of striving to gain control and I fear the letting go, let me take your hand unto your dance floor and rest there with you.
I let you take the lead. and I will follow.
As I find rest there with you, please open my eyes to the longing of others to belong.
For in your expansive embrace there is room for all who desire to be here too.
Make room in my heart for all of me so I may receive the others that complete you. For all of creation is a part of you.
May we be one in knowing how much we are your beloved children, your bride, your church.
May we offer to the world that is striving so hard, the invitation to ‘come and find yourself in losing yourself....come join in the dance of freedom to set all free and make right what has all gone wrong.
Find rest for your soul.’
May your kingdom come in fullness through us, your beloved, this day,
and find our true selves in your loving embrace.
Peace to you!