A Prayer for Your Saturday

Hard to believe, but I am a little short on words today.  Instead,  I lean on Brennan Manning’s beautiful prayer from his devotional Reflections for Ragamuffins. May his words encourage all of us to press on, to share honestly, and above all, to rest in Truth.

Have a great Saturday.

Jesus, my Brother and Lord, I pray as I write these words for the grace to be truly poor before you, to recognize and accept my weakness and humanness, to forgo the indecent luxury of self-hatred, to celebrate your mercy and trust in your power when I’m at my weakest, to rely on your love no matter what I may do, to seek no escapes from my innate poverty, to accept loneliness when it comes instead of seeking substitutes, to live peacefully without clarity or assurance, to stop grandstanding and trying to get attention, to do the truth quietly without display, to let the dishonesties in my life fade away, to belong no more to myself, to not desert my post when I give the appearance of staying at it, to cling to my humanity, to accept the limitations and full responsibility of being a human being – really human and really poor in Christ our Lord. – Brennan Manning: Reflections for Ragamuffins