Saturday, October 2, 2010

A prayer

I've never wanted to be an eagle
but I have sometimes wanted to fly
I've never dreamed of being a dolphin
but I have sometimes wanted to dive.

"If I go up to the heavens, You are there;
If I make my bed in the depths, You are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
If I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there Your hand will guide me,
Your right hand will hold me fast."

At the end of my abilities, Lord, meet me.  At the end of my strength, touch me.  At the beginning and end of myself, change me.  Transform me.  Fill me up like a balloon, Holy Spirit.  Breathe in me until I am full and taut and light--aloft--with You. Then fly in me to where You want me to go, to where You have purpose. And Lord, burrow into me, until I am full and heavy with you.  Then dive in me to the deepest places, to where You call, to where deep calls to deep and I can sink into You more fully.

Search me and try me.  And if there is any hurtful way in me--and, of course there is!--root it out.  As far as the east is from the west, send it that far from me.  So that I am only Yours...and reek of you.
Amen.

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