Sep 12, 2013

Centering Prayer: Take from me...

Here’s a centering prayer from David Adam.  It was posted on the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand website.

Centering Prayer

“Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.”
Psalm 37: 7

Lord, help me to relax.

Take from me the tension
that makes peace impossible.
Take from me the fears
that do not allow me to venture.
Take from me the worries
that blind my sight.
Take from me the distress
that hides your joy.

Help me to know
that I am with you,
that I am in your care,
that I am in your love,
that you and I are one.

~ written by David Adam in “The Open Gate” SPCK 1994.  Posted on the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand website. http://www.presbyterian.org.nz/