Prayer is not really a popular topic these days, mostly because of the shame attached to people’s expectations of us. Something I find quite peculiar though is this, the one in Whom we are praying too, doesn’t ask for much more than a simple chat.
A lean of our heads.
A quietening of our minds.
A sneak peak into the unknown.
Prayer is all about communion, common union between the unseen and the seen, the known and the unknown and a humble stretch that says ” I do not know everything and need a little help.”
That is what prayer is, it is just a opening of ethereal doors into a new perspective.
Maybe that’s why it was created.
A space of trust.
A place of peace.
A realigning of purpose and perspective.
As I seek serenity in my days, one could think it is a settling down, a shrinking of a life lived sown, so that we can handle the task list, the people, the plans.
Lately I have been reminding myself that Serenity is allowing the Greater Plan, to become my plans. I have been reminded that my way is not the only way. I am learning to wait and see, that He is so good.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Today I am seeking wisdom in my walk towards the next in my life.
Wisdom to know how to accept things from the past I cannot change, wisdom to know what I can change and the courage to actually do something about it.
I see people stay in places of in-between, like a holding pattern of unknown, because they are unwilling to do the little things that will take them to the next place of knowing.
When I pray, I find wisdom.
When I wait, I find serenity.
When I gain perspective, I can see what needs to change and what I need to let go.
Prayer is the vehicle that carries me to these places.
Lately though my prayers have been really simple. They have consisted of very basic words.
“Not my will be done, but yours.”
“Open Doors, open doors.”
I’m not struggling and striving hoping someone will notice, I am waiting, hoping, trusting and knowing that He brings all things together for good.
I know that He sees.
What is it that you are hoping for in this season?
What doors are you praying would open?
Serenity would tell us, have the courage to let go of what has passed, the tenacity to say yes when the new comes into our present and the wisdom to know the difference. I made this little poster for a friend today and it got me thinking.
It’s all in his hands.
The rest of this place brings serenity and peace.