Thursday, May 10, 2018

Dear God, still me, and enter my thinking. Spread throughout my mind, slow everything to a crawl. I am so agitated and changeable. Good news elates me; difficulties send me into a tailspin. My inner life whips back and forth, I am blown like a paper cup into the road.

Lord, calm me. Grant me good cheer. I am so quick to become resentful. Let me view positive interactions as my duty, a gift, a demonstration of gratitude for the life you grant.

O Lord, remake my thought life. Take away my agitation, take away all speed from my thinking. I crave the feeling of quickly jumping from idea to idea. It brings such a sense of elation and power – and thereby becomes pride. Slow my thinking, focus my mind, calm these waters.

Let me slowly, gently, move through the day both in body and mind.

Thy will be done.

(Letter #1216)