Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Prayer #156: Expectorations

let's be free of expectations

Prayer #156: Expectorations

God of high callings, release my expectations
of myself
of others
but mainly myself.

Being hard on my heart does not make discernment easier.
Deriding my gifts does not permit me to more freely give them.
Demanding too much of love does not help me feel it
or share it
or build it.

So unbind these expectations' sticky grip and send them wheeling into the dark night. I will listen to them howling as they go, and in the silence that follows I'll learn the truth
be it sad
be it joyful
be it Yours.

Amen.

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