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Out of control

controlHeavenly Father, Creator and Sustainer of all life,

I have come to understand how much of my life is obsessed with control.

I want to be secure, so I try to control processes and ends that give me security.

I want have purpose, so I try to control my time and efforts to assure that they make me feel important and meaningful.

I want success, so I try to control my image and the “truth” about me I want people to know.

I want to be loved, so I try to control relationships in ways that meet my need for people to like and to value me.

I want to control, so that I, like Adam before me, may be like God.

Forgive me, O Father, Creator and Sustainer of all life,

Cause me to trust in you and have faith in your many mercies,

that I may be free from the desire and need to control.

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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One Desire, One Heart – John 8:28-29

“When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own, but speak these things as the Father instructed me. And the one who sent me is with me; he had not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him.”

John 8.28-29Jesus, Lord, you who reveals to us both the real heart of God and the true purpose of our lives, grant that in following after you, in dying to self and rising to the life that is in you alone, that we might:

*Do nothing on our own, but only as the Father instructs.

*Say nothing on our own, but only as the Father has shown.

*Trust that You are with us and never leave us alone.

*Always do what pleases you.

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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