Friday, January 22

look upward into the branches

Lord, I give you my cluttered conscious mind- it's fears and joys, its failures and successes. Here it is for You to take and hold.
Now I give you my subconscious mind. You know I've no control over the passing patterns of thought or the dreams I might dream tonight, but You made me, and I will trust You. I go to sleep safe in Your keeping. Good night, dear Lord.

Slow me down, Lord! Ease the pounding of my heart by the quieting of my mind. Steady my hurried pace with a vision of the eternal reach of times. Give me, amidst the confusion of my day, the calmness of the everlasting hills. Break the tension of my nerves and muscles with the soothing music of the singing streams that live in my memory. Help me to know the magical restorative power of sleep. Teach me the art of taking minute vacations... of slowing down to look at a flower, to chat with a friend, to pat a dog, to read a few lines from a good book. Remind me each day of the fable of the hare and tortoise that I may know that the race is not always to the swift that there is more to life than increasing speed. Let me look upward into the branches of the towering oak, and know that it grew because it grew slowly and well. Slow me down, Lord, and inspire me to send my roots deep into the soil of life's enduring values, that I may grow toward the stars of your rewards. Amen.


Rachael Rose said...

Wow. I am so happy i found your blog! I love it. If we knew each other in real life im sure we would be friends! Your prayer is beautiful. there are so many days when i feel that same way and i know i just need to slow down, relax and take it one step at a time. God does not want us worrying and rushing around.. Sometimes its just too hard not to get all caught up in our everyday lives. I have a book to recommend for you! It's by Beth Moore who is an amazing and inspirational Christian speaker and the book is called "Breaking Free" you will love it. =)


-Rachael Rose

ps. i lovee ALL of the pictures on this post!

Rachael Rose said...

Oh cool, i love the allman brothers! i'll have to check out that song as well as that book you got the prayer from! That is soo cool you are going to school for painting.. i am an art major as well! but right now im just finishing up the rest of my GE classes. About the painting- thank you so much! i love getting feedback from people on my art, i have finished the sunflowers and face so i will have to post a new pic of it soon. =)

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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