Don't Give Me Perfection, O God

Friday, April 30, 2010

(This is being borrowed from a fellow blogger...)


Don't give me perfection, O God, gift me instead with the imperfect.
So that from the flawed and the broken, I may learn to seek your healing love.

Don't give me calm, O Lord, gift me instead with chaos.
So that in the midst of tumult, I may learn to seek your peace.

Don't give me certainty, O God, gift me instead with confusion.
So that in my uncertainty, I may learn to rely upon your wisdom.

Don't give me wealth, O Lord, gift me instead with want.
So that in my poverty, I may learn to rely upon you to sustain us.

Do not give me family, O God, but make of me an orphan.
So that in my loneliness, I may learn to turn to You for comfort.

Do not give me strength, O Lord, but make me weak.
So that in my powerlessness, I may learn to rely upon your might.

Thank you, O Mighty One, for hearing my prayer in this season of heartbreak.  I know it is only your strength and your wisdom and your courage which carry me from day to day.  Thank you for the gift of faith and a calm heart, so that I may rest in You to find respite from the storm.  Amen.

1 comments:

Jessica said...

This is beautiful, but so hard to follow at times...