Change is hard. Even for young guns like ourselves. I didn’t sleep last night – I just stared at the ceiling trying to stop my mind from going through all of the second guesses and what ifs. And let me tell you, that is a scary place to be at 2am. I kept coming back to this prayer I posted on my old blog over 2 years ago. Although these words are not my own, they ring true in my soul as I rise each morning with this restlessness and aching (yet fear) for change. I ask that you pray this prayer with us as we navigate this next stage of our lives – home ownership.
“Lord, help me now to unclutter my life, to organize myself in the direction of simplicity. Lord, teach me to listen to my heart; teach me to welcome change, instead of fearing it. Lord, I give you these stirrings inside me. I give you my discontent. I give you my restlessness. I give you my doubt. I give you my despair. I give you all the longings I hold inside. Help me to listen to these signs of change, of growth; help me to listen seriously and follow where they lead through the breathtaking empty space of an open door.” [Common Prayer – A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals]
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Katie , I love that prayer and I need that right now as a change is coming in my life, too. Judy