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May 11th, 2009


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01:03 pm - A Prayer for Temperance and Fulfillment
Just what it says on the label; written by me.


A Prayer for Temperance and Fulfillment

by izhilzha

Father God, Lord and Creator,
Give me the strength to say "no"
without resorting to shame,
to fear,
to unneeded guilt;
or--worse, pehaps--
to villifying any of your good gifts,
whether that be wine or coffee
or stories or sex.

I am yours, my Lord, in every part
and long like a lover to be possessed
by You,
full to the brim and sated
by the overwhelming grace and glory
that is Your paradox and duality:
Your utter holiness and godhood,
Your sensate and natural humanity.

By Your mercy and wisdom make me
like You in all things:
especially in the love You teach me for
Your beautiful and shattered people,
those you seek with abandon and unending passion.

Give me the strength to say a true "no,"
that I may have room and power to say a truthful "yes"
to You and to them,
over and over again.

Amen.

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

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From:whitemartyr
Date:May 12th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
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Wow, Sarah. That gave me shivers. That is moving and powerful and so... yeah. Love it.
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From:izhilzha
Date:May 13th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
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Glad you did! Now if only God would answer it directly for me.... :P
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From:lizamanynames
Date:May 12th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
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Amen. -_-
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 7th, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)

You have a beautiful prayer

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May I be allowed to use your prayer for our worship community's newsletter? Please send me an email if you will grant me the permission to print it with your full name as the author. I will also be sending you a copy of the newsletter to view your prayer

Send to: ME2BLDorlando@yahoo.com

Sincerely,

Christy

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