Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Welcome Prayer

Here's a prayer that Goteeman (link) shared on his blog this week:

The Welcome Prayer, by Father Thomas Keating:

Welcome, welcome, welcome.
I welcome everything that comes to me in this moment
because I know it is for my healing.

I welcome all thoughts, feelings,
emotions, persons,
situations and conclusions.

I let go of my desire for security.

I let go of my desire for approval.

I let go of my desire for control.

I let go of my desire to change any situation,
condition, person or myself.

I open to the love and presence of God
and to the healing action and grace within.

AMEN


I can speak the words, but not mean it yet...Too many things happening with two important people in my life to welcome any other relationship to be changed. I do know this should make me closer to God and trust he can use the situations for good...just not ready to welcome anything else right now. Am not looking for sympathy, just telling the truth.

4 comments:

Melanie-Pearl said...

love you-

GoteeMan said...

Completely understand.... I still struggle with it, even after 6 years of our situation...

I go back and forth - surrender it all, pick it up, surrender, pickup, etc...

J/

chill24 said...

praying for you and your heart.

karmenl said...

kim, i read this on another bog. i LOVE it!