"...You have reminded me of my need
to anchor my soul in a place of prayer,
a place where we can come together
to worship [You].
Free me from my restless activity,
my slavery to the clock,
my habit of bobbing along on the open sea
when You have called me to be still.
When I consider how You consented to enclosure,
in Mary's womb,
in a narrow manger,
in a carpenter's home,
on the wooden cross,
in the bread of Eucharist,
my heart is moved to seek enclosure with You.
"A Prayer of Stability"
i push against being 'enclosed' to any will but my own;
yet i need to be
to know and honor Him, to love others.
so good to remember how He has consented to enclosure
to be with us.
i find all sorts of things to do to bob along
when He has called me to be still.
this prayer was what i needed to read today.
one way He helps me get to stillness and enclosure:
prayer books. grateful for this one this week.