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"Small Thanks" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Small Thanks” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

One of the most difficult but most necessary things to do is to observe the mind. What is it thinking? What is it believing? What rut is it comfortably stuck in? What box can’t it see outside of?

If only more people would try this, perhaps prayers like this would decrease and even cease.

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4 Responses

  1. Ducatihero says:

    Or perhaps another prayer could be:

    “O lord I thank you that I was born in the west for what I have learned from other cultures of the world about community and spirituality that I might take back to my own culture that has now a spirituality that though giving off a pseudo-Christian form of godliness often lacks any real power, masking arrogance and making it difficult to follow you. Thank you for the strength you give in spite of that to flourish. Thank you that I can hold onto what I believe lightly and trust in your unfailing love to be transformed by the renewing of my mind to live life in its fullest. I can accept that even though what I understand is limited yet I can discern what to welcome and what to reject of ideas and opinions and that there is a power to call on which is a comfort to me in whatever distress or insults I encounter for following you. I have come to know freeing life through being to surrender my own, encountering many fiery trials that have refined me as a goldsmith refines gold. I have had to capture every thought I have in order to demolish arguments and pretenses that set themselves up against you, this includes me questioning myself and being open to and participating in change. I am truly grateful that I am not what I once was.”

  2. Dave says:

    Nice. I especially like that the text is typed. It reinforces that the prayer is just sterile as this poor soul’s spirituailty.

  3. Jeni says:

    I have always dreaded looking at Him and wanting to say: “but I am an American.”
    Being born in a cultural identity can’t justify selfishness.