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Prayer for a Lazy Summer Life
Dear God, I confess that I have been self-obsessed as of late. I have tried so hard to manipulate my environment and it has given me nothing but pain. I want to walk away from my scheming. To start to put boundaries around my trying, around my working. I want to have white space. Space for silence, simplicity, meditation, love, prayer, relationship. I am not very good at white space. I tend to fill it all up to the edges. It’s my nature. So, I know I will need you to fight my nature. I don’t have the power, but you do. Clear the edges of my life. Allow my paragraphs of effort to have boundaries and allow my life story to have white spaces at the edge of the page, so it’s not so frantic down here. May my life read like a lazy summer day. I want peace. I want silence. I want to slow down and live.