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Pause and Pray

Wait with Openness

Nov 17, 2020
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Reflect

Trust in the slow work of God. If we try to control our life, we will never be at peace. Wait with openness and unclench your fists. Receive fully what God has for you without grasping.


Pray

Dear God,
your incarnate life on earth
is a continual openness
to the will of the Father.
Teach me to receive and be open,
rather than clenching tightly
to what I want.

May I learn surrender from you,
knowing that deep surrender
brings deeper freedom.
Amen.


Act

Are there things or people in my life to whom I am tightly clinging? Name them and ask Jesus to help you surrender with open hands, not clenched fists.


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Comments

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 04:06 PM
Beautiful prayer. this reminds me of a book I read a long time ago by Henri Nouwen called With Open Hands. In that book it talks about how we can only receive God's graces & blessings with open hands.

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