Posted by: Bob Clark | March 4, 2009

Gather Me, O God

O God, gather me
to be with you
as you are with me.
Keep me in touch with myself,
with my needs,
my anxieties,
my angers,
my pains,
my corruptions,
that I may claim them as my own
rather than blame them on someone else.

O Lord, deepen my wounds
into wisdom;
shape my weaknesses
into compassion;
gentle my envy
into enjoyment,
my fear into trust,
my guilt into honesty.

O God, gather me
to be with you
as you are with me.

–Ted Loder
in Guerrillas of Grace

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