Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Prayer for Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Choices, Part 17

O God,

Help us today to choose the depths over the shallows.

It’s tempting to stay in the shallows because they feel safe—after all, our feet can stay on the ground while the water swirls around us—but in avoiding the dangers of the depths we also miss the excitement, the challenge, the wonder, and the fun.

So help us to have trust enough in you to swim out a little farther—to face the question we’ve been avoiding, to challenge the assumption we’ve always made, to take the chance we’ve been avoiding, to seize the opportunity that both excites and frightens us, to expand our experiences and thus our thinking—even if it is likely that we will get in over our head.

Help us to choose the depths over the shallows.


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