Rev. Steve Garnaas-Holmes, Unfolding Light
Grace and Peace to you. For forty days he was tempted by the devil. —Luke 4.2
God, I confess I want the power to make things as I wish them, to turn stones to bread, this to that, to have the world as I desire, not as it is. I renounce my hunger for power. Your love alone is my power.
I confess I want to manage what others think of me, I want authority, status, belonging, the kingdoms of the world. I renounce my hunger for status. You lone are my belonging.
I confess I want the security of freedom from pain, from risk, from sacrifice, as if I could leap from a height and be unhurt. I renounce my fear of suffering. You alone are my security.
Spirit of love, be my power, my security, my belonging; overwhelm the fears of my ego and re-direct my desires, that I may trust you, belong to you, and bear your love alone.
I breathe your love. I breathe your love. Amen.
Bethel MusicPublished on Apr 27, 2014
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