Friday, September 6, 2013

Lord, Take Over

Dear Parishioners,

I read this in one of my inspirational booklets and want to share it with you because like the author, one of my favorite prayers is only three words long, and I say it often: “Lord, take over.” In my sometimes longer form I find myself saying, “My plan is not working to well, and I’ve been told you have a better plan for me. Let’s see what you have for me.”

We need God’s guidance in inspiration to help us make good decisions. We need God to take over so we can give to others what they need from us. My experience has taught me that I cannot do this by myself. The insights must come from God.

The good news is that God’s guiding wisdom is within all of us. The bad news is that we’re often unaware of its presence in our minds and hearts. It seems that we can only discover this if we’re willing to spend time silently with God. In silent attentive prayer, we learn how to recognize and accept the guidance that God wants to give.
Lord, may I take the time to know your presence and to pay attention to the wisdom you want to share with me.

- Deacon Robert