Sunday, January 9, 2011
This Triathlete's Prayer
Standing at the edge of the lake, waiting for the event 2012 to begin, I humbly ask your blessing for the plans and purposes of the coming year. May I fear not to enter the waters cold, or to climb the steep hills of the course. Help me to remember that I am "beautifully and wonderfully" made, and you have placed all I need within me. Give me courage to step out in faith: to try more, to risk more, to care more, to be more than I am now, that I may grow toward all you would have me be.
And when I push beyond myself, when my steps grow weary toward despair, continue to carry me on, that I might finish this race with grateful humility.
In Jesus' Name---Amen