Prayer: Prodigal Son

Here’s a prayer of commitment based on John 15:1-3, 11-32, the parable of the Prodigal Son.  It was written by Ann Siddall, of the Stillpoint Spirituality Center.

(inspired by John 15:1-3, 11-32)

Father, it was said of the Prodigal Son that he “came to himself.”
Help us to wake up to ourselves, and to You.
Set us free from the illusion of trying to be perfect
so that we might be more fully human.
Help us not to chase after an imaginary life,
and to find satisfaction in our real lives.
And turn us away from our self-rejection
so that we might see that Your arms open in welcome. Amen. 

~ written by Ann Siddall, in Lent to Easter liturgies: Year C.  Posted on the website of the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre.