FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: STRONG

FMF Writing Prompt Link-up :: Strong – Five Minute Friday

Let me be strong in you, God.

Let my strength come not from striving
but from centering
in you.

Let my strength come not from pushing
but from placing
myself in your hands.

Let my strength come not from grit
but from your grace
alone.

Let my strength come not from power
but from the peace
only you can give.

In this strength, I pray…

to refrain from reacting with hurtful words or actions
to return kindness and gentleness in the face of hostility
to walk gently as a steward of this earth
to stand firm in times of trial
to seek understanding in conflict
and to know when to speak or remain silent.

Amen.



(Five Minute Friday is an online writing community. Each week, we are given a one-word prompt and five minutes to write. You may find other posts or add your own at the link above!)

8 Comments on “FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: STRONG

  1. Amen. I agree with your prayer, Karen. I especially resound with, “Placing myself in Your hands. Let my strength come not from grit, but from Your grace alone.”
    ~Lisa, FMF #10

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  2. Oh my goodness, dear friend & sister in Christ! This will be printed off and added to my daily devotions. As always…thank you for listening to God’s calling for you at this time. “My favorite so far”!! 🙂

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    • You are always an encouragement for my soul, dear Kay. Thank you! I’m glad to know it blessed you – as you bless me.

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