In Deep

Hi

It’s a pleasure to be able to share with you all yet another blog today. I hope you all are faring well. Last week we all celebrated Mother’s day and I must say the blog I wrote was one of the easiest one I have written so far. For those of you who missed it, please read it here.

This week I felt I share something a little different. Every now and then I’ll share a prayer, usually styled like poetry. I share these prayers not as a way to try to force my theistic beliefs on my readers or claim to be holier than thou, but as my way of saying that my progress in life has all been due to the mercy and grace of God. Without further ado, I give you all IN DEEP.

Dear Lord, I am making contact today as I do daily to say thank you first and foremost! The last couple of months have been trying, interesting and above all an opportunity to connect deeply with you. I am IN DEEP, and I just want to know which way to go. I am in deep when it comes to my daily struggles with life and I want to know which way to go so I can be a better devotee and person. I am in deep when it comes to my interactions with other people and I want to know which way to go so I can be a better example for others to follow. I am in deep when it comes to matters of the heart and I want to know which way to go so that my very existence radiates unconditional love; one that reminds people to love and serve you. Lord, do help me overcome these.

Dear Lord, I am making contact today as I do daily to say forgive me for my offenses! The last couple of months have been trying, interesting and above all an opportunity to connect with you deeply. I am in deep when it comes to praying to you inattentively. I call on your names and ask you to engage me in your service but my mind already has me engaged. It takes me everywhere it wants and all I do is follow. Every now and then I try to resist and sometimes I win but most times it does. I am in deep when it comes to not relishing the sweetness of calling upon you. I still find “other sweetness” in things that are material and temporary. I can only hope that you put some iota of taste in my heart. Lord, do help me overcome these.

Dear Lord, I am making contact today as I do daily to say forgive me for my offenses! The last couple of months have been trying, interesting and above all an opportunity to connect with you deeply. I am in deep when it comes to not spending time reading about your glories. I spend more time reading mundane pieces of literature with the hope of being erudite and scholarly. However, I forget that you are the source of all erudition and that by knowing you there is nothing left to know. The time I spend in speculative discussions and arguments I could very well use in studying more about you, but I choose to do otherwise. Help me Lord to refocus my priorities.

Dear Lord, I am making contact today as I do daily to say forgive me for my offenses! The last couple of months have been trying, interesting and above all an opportunity to connect with you deeply. I am in deep when it comes to identifying with my body and its by-products. I still think I am in control and in my own way, I try to lord over the material energy. I still think that the things around me are meant for my gratification instead of seeing them as facilities given to me to serve you. I claim to be aware of the principle of dovetailing things in your service but to be honest I do not have a clear understanding of how this works. Lord help me overcome this shortcoming.

Dear Lord, I am making contact today as I do daily to say forgive me for my offenses! The last couple of months have been trying, interesting and above all an opportunity to connect with you deeply. I am in deep when it comes to not showing adequate compassion to those who are ignorant of you. In my own way, I feel I am trying to get them to know you but I guess my ways lack the soft and magical touch of my spiritual mentor. I am in deep when it comes to using my spiritual standards as a yardstick to measure the seriousness of others. Even though I do realize that I may have some edge over others due to my own years of practice, I think it is high time I let others be the judge of their own spiritual progress. Lord, do help me overcome these.

Dear Lord, I am making contact today as I do daily to say forgive me for my offenses! The last couple of months have been trying, interesting and above all an opportunity to connect with you deeply. I am in deep when it comes to dealing with my subtle and gross shortcomings. I have faults which may not be very visible however like every human being I am far from perfect. I have been good at sorting out those flaws which are visible and sweeping under the carpet those I feel are “tiny grains.” Every day I wake up knowing how much visible progress I have made and how much progress I need to make that no one sees. I feel the real progress needed is that which no one sees because that is the one that you see. In my dark moments, only you and I know what my real struggles are. Lord, do help me overcome these.

Dear Lord, I am making contact today as I do daily to say forgive me for my offenses! The last couple of months have been trying, interesting and above all an opportunity to connect with you deeply. Help me for without you I am helpless, give me strength for with you I am weak. Your grace is sufficient for me.

 

 

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