Spirit Divine,
Life and Truth,
Guide and Friend,
Power and Love,

Take this ego of mine,
My need to get it right.
My need to do it best.
My need to control how it goes.
My need to follow the rules.
(And succeed. And win.)
My sense of accomplishment
That comes from doing it all right and best and how I am supposed to….

Take it from me.
Take it all.

Help me to get lost in wild, bold you.
Help me unfurl into radical love.
Help me break free into bold witness.
Help me snap loose into humiliating belief.
Help me surrender to completely unpredictable trust, un-credited service, and silly, reckless, wonderful hope in you.

Take what I thought I wanted.
What I thought I needed.
What I keep thinking I am.
And pour in its place-
What you love.
What you hope.
What you need.
What you do and are and share and are creating.




(Inspired by the Lectionary Gospel reading for this Sunday, Mark 2:23-3:6.) 

The Rev. Erin Counihan serves as pastor at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in St. Louis, MO. She is a contributor to the RevGals book.

RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share our blog posts via email or social media. We do not grant permission to cut-and-paste prayers and articles without a link back. For permission to use material in paper publications, please email revgalblogpals at gmail dot com.

We hope you'll join the conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.