The Ultimate Request

Reflections for contemplative living

As I strive in this new year of fresh starts to be the best version of myself, I’m aware of bringing integration between all parts of me, body, mind, and spirit. I’ve lived so much of my life from a headspace, it feels like I’m having to overcompensate now to give my body and spirit the attention they need and deserve.

As I have this awareness, it’s not something I can ignore. It’s ironic how I brought this struggle of mine to prayer and I’m finding wisdom and strength available in new ways than before. I’m leaning into my word of the year:  Ask. 

Today I ask God to guard my heart and my mind with a peace that transcends all my understanding. I’m surrendering to the Spirit within me. I ask for the courage to rejoice throughout my day and to turn my anxiety into prayers and requests to God, in order to open my mind and heart to new possibilities. 

What will you share in prayer today that you’ve been holding onto, hiding it in the dark?

Thank you, Lord for Your reminder,:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4-7

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