In John 10:10 Jesus promises His followers abundant life. This blog is about my life as His follower.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fooling ourselves with Words

Here's a prayer by Avery Brooke, taken from Plain Prayers for a Complicated World.
It's a prayer that I pray today:

"Help us not to fool ourselves with words, God, with talk of being sorry when we are not sorry, with talk of sacrifice when we have no intention of sacrificing, with talk of action when we are too lazy to act.

Where our vision is dim, help us to see. Where our hearts are imprisoned by fears, release them. And when we see and feel Your truth, give us the courage to act."

9 comments:

jenny said...

i saw your comment on one of my posts. i'm sorry i wasn't that keen to check on my comments. Anyway, my dad has a girlfriend and the sad part here is that she has a husband, but in a rehab center. that's why i hate them both

Tracy said...

Jenny - I'm so sorry.

I can see why you'd be disappointed in your dad for having a girlfriend who is still married. As a grateful Al-Anon member I can understand the temptation of your dad's girlfriend to get involved with another man (but of course it won't solve her problem!). It's a tough situation so of course your emotions are high.

Know that I pray for you, and for both of them.

jenny said...
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Tracy said...

Hey Jenny, if you'd like to talk more, you can go over to my profile here and email me directly.

Inge' said...

Is this book still in print? This is a prayer that I also will be praying. Sounds like me in too many situations.

Thanks for sharing!

Tracy said...

Inge', I fixed it so that the name of the book will click you through to Amazon. It was published in 1993 but Amazon doesn't carry it; however, they do have sellers you can connect with who do sell it.

Tony C said...

Beautiful blog Tracy. Thanks for stopping by and adding to Tony C Today with your comment.

This post is one that should make all bloggers should take note...

"BUTTERY"fly said...

Thanks for sharing this..

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

This is beautiful, Tracy. I especially love the part, "when we see and feel Your truth, give us the courage to act."
Amen.

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