I wrote this prayer in January when God gave me ‘Fit’ as my word for the year.
I’m editing it here as life has changed since then, refined, more focused on what God may be doing.

 “Father, we give you all the pieces of our lives, rounded, jagged, not fitting together. 

We place the ideas, dreams and desires,
the want-to’s and the need-to’s,
the prayers for family and friends,
the cries of our heart to follow you, into your hands.

Even without the big picture of your plan,
 help us yield as we Fit into that plan.
With our eyes on you, the Frame,
help us to pick up one piece at a time.
to consider each one well,
notice the contoured edges,
observe the ways it could work–
‘maybe over here?’ ‘maybe over there?’

Remind us it takes time to make something beautiful,
that you’ll be smoothing us out to Fit.

We will not finish in a week, a month, maybe not even this year.
 We may need to ponder and puzzle over the pieces more than once,
laying them down and picking them up with a fresh look the next day.

Remind us Father, when we hold the pieces with an open hand
lay them out on the table
trusting you to build
that the work will be perfect and complete
in your time.

“….forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:13,14
linking this weekend with Cheryl for True Vine Challenge,
Sandy for Still Saturday & Deidra and the Sunday Community
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