Keep Praying

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I’ve been turning my will and my life over
to a power greater than myself…
At first I was just dipping my toe into these waters,
foreign waters, ones I was told to deny and mistrust.
But it struck me one day that those who were telling me
that a Higher Power didn’t exist weren’t happy people!
Rule of Happiness #1:
Don’t take advice from unhappy people.
So I decided to try something different,
and admit I knew nothing,
and I had no control,
and things had become unmanageable…
and I began to pray…
I turn this day over to you.
I turn my life over to you.
Guide me, let me surrender to your will,
show me how to surrender gracefully,
and let me do your good work this day.

I’ve been praying like this for months.
You know what is starting to happen?
Peace.
I think I’ll keep praying.

7 responses »

      • Oh I will – Iโ€™ve put it on a post it near my desk – a very good spot for it – things go wrong in the office all the time – I have already turned the photocopier over to God when it kept jamming, surprisingly it worked a few seconds later – cross fingers – so far – and I did consider turning over my to do list and half the mail but … think he would hand that back and rightly so – just the stuff I canโ€™t figure out myself – that goes to the big guy/girl in the sky. All jokes aside – releasing the pressure out of a situation of ten sees it resolve itself so..I reckon this has a good chance of working ๐Ÿ˜Š

      • I love this! You are funny, my friend! And yes, turning it over works…but there are some things we can’t turn over. Like the basement in my old house. It was horrendously disorganized, and I kept going to my 12 step meeting saying, “I keep turning the basement over to Higher Power, but nothing is happening,” and we’d laugh…so I had to turn over my resistance to facing the mess. I had to turn over my feelings of shame…I had to turn over all the emotional stuff. I look back on the time and just wish I could’ve been kinder to myself. So now I’m turning over this habit of self-criticism…๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

      • Definitely have to be your own best friend – thereโ€™s times nobody else will get the jokes or the pain – thatโ€™s what I was saying in my post about addiction being a leaky bucket the other day – being your own best friend is key. God as a backup plan is also good ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™‚๏ธ

      • So wise, yes. My mind has been able to grasp the concept of being your own best friend for years, but actually putting it into practice is another thing entirely…as in FEELING friendly toward myself, FEELING kind, FEELING love…that’s entirely different from the thought, “It would be a good idea to be friendly, kind and loving to myself.” And this is why we call it a practice! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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