“The Holiness of Receiving”, a prayer from L.Willows

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Prayer: The Holiness of Receiving, of Asking

When we open our arms to receive from God,
we must open our palms upward
and like children with trust
in the one that we are receiving from,
we need faith.

Faith placed in things of this world
cannot always be steady;
we sometimes learn by life’s trials not to trust;
we pull away, our hearts form guards to protect us
from the disappointment of loss and pain.

Yet these same protections separate us from what we truly need.
We need to be with God. We need to be restored in His Love
and to receive all of the blessings that faith joins us with.
He is the one that formed us before the womb.
He waits for us to wake to His Love and receive His gift.

When we ask, we say, “Lord, help us”.
We are turning away from all of the burdens and the trials of this world that grieve us.
We are taking our palms and lifting them up to God, emptying them like cups,
bringing all to him and saying, faithfully- “Help me, I want to receive your Holiness”.
We become his children, taking the innocence of being free at that moment
believing at that moment that he, our Father is the answer, has the answer
and is the only source that can fill us peace and give us ‘everything that we will ever need’ in this world or the next.

We give thanks for the courage and strength to be bold in asking, bold in receiving, help us to bind ourselves to him each day in love and faith and not be timid.
Then we ask in His Name that His Spirit will enter our hearts and fill us, fill our lives,
fill our upturned palms with his grace and mercy.
We give thanks and joyfully accept all that we receive.

In Jesus Name,
Amen.

© 2017 Linda Willows

Matthew 7:9

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

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