SPEAK: Growing By the Spirit – A Prayer for Growth

SPEAK! … By the Spirit™ with
Erica A. Hawthorne

A Prayer for Growth

© 2010 Erica A. Hawthorne

April 21, 2010

Dear God,

I accept the process of growth,
even the parts I do not understand,
even the moments where I feel most uprooted…

I accept the process of growth... (art from Philadelphia Mural Arts - artist: Michael B. Schwartz)

I allow you to plant seeds of knowledge in my heart and mind.
I embrace all experiences knowing that they all water my life.

I yield to the path you lay in front of me,
undaunted by the circumstances that threaten to bury me.
I press and push, determined and inspired,
knowing even there,
in the mud and dirt of the situation,
you surround me,
provide me with nourishment that I need,
so that I may press forth towards my breakthrough.

I accept wherever I am planted.

I will grow in a lush garden,
I will grow among weeds,
I will grow through concrete.

My beauty is not forsaken by tragedy,
my strength is not compromised by challenge.
My potential persists,
my limbs can bear the weight,
because You are my strength…

in You my purpose is revealed.

Thank you for growth in my life.
The experiences that have moved me from there to this moment,
to be right where I should…
in Your presence,
in full bloom,
looking towards the Light…

Speaking, Shining, Living , Giving
and Growing…
By Your Spirit.



One Response

  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!


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