March 2 Prayer
“Lose your life to find it.”
“Humble yourself and you He will exalt you,”
Do not call anyone else teacher, or Father or
any other high title for there is only one we serve.
The greatest among you must be a servant.”
What heavy burden of a title am I trying to live up to, I ask?
What expectations from others weigh me down?
What do I place on leaders, teachers, pastors
those that hold positions that they are not able to bear?
There is only One.
One we are to be attached to.
All created things we are
to have a holy indifference.
The only way our hearts can truly be free is to
let go of these things that hold us earthbound.
I ask God what strings and ropes
tug my heart away from holy living?
What am I tethered to that keeps me from
being lifted higher in the spirit with him?
...My need to be seen,
esteemed by what others think of me?
Where my work is noticed and publicly honored,
given credit for what I’ve done?
Oh, Lord, I am just as guilty as
the religious leaders you called out
for their unhealthy attachments.
I let go of these weights now.
May my heart be only tethered to yours.
May everything else fade away before You.
So I may only see You,
Your beauty here in the face of the other.
May I let go of the expectations that weigh me down
So I may take flight upon your wings of grace.
‘We exalt the Lord our God
And bow low before his feet,
For He is great and holy.’
We worship before your glory!
Give us the wings to fly in holy detachment