Friday, September 5, 2014

A Prayer for Friday, September 5, 2014


O God,

In the months leading up to our birth, we were safe and secure in a confined space; then, we navigated the narrowness of the birth canal until we emerged into the wide, wide world. We drew our first breath, we cried our first cry, and then we settled in for the long haul.

Ever since, we’ve been fighting the temptation to find another confined and safe place to stay in rather than facing the challenge and embracing the wonder of continually moving out into the wide, wide world.

We thank you that in you we have a safe secure place in the core of our being to which we can retreat to find strength and rest. But give us the curiosity, the incentive, the courage, and the openness to go out from that secure place to explore the wonders of your creation, the wonders of various cultures, the wonders of diverse people, and the wonders of endless possibilities.

We thank you that one day we will be safe and secure forever. But surely when we are, we will have the eternal opportunity to explore the vastness of all of your heavens; surely we’ll spend time resting in you and praising you and celebrating our security but will also spend time experiencing everything there is to experience.

Remind us to get started now …


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