"The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul."

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Prayer For Contentment



But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.


1 Timothy 6:6-9


Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future - Goethe

Jesus,


Thanks for revealing to me that contentment is not a destination but a journey.


Rather than becoming discontented and searching for a better situation,


I pray I will focus on what you have given me.


May I see my cup as running over with your blessing.


Seeing that he who has God and many other things, has no more than he who has God only.


Being content as I was as a child in my father's arms.

Amen.

By

Lance Gargus

Books:Christianity,Bible,Jesus,Angels,Soul,God,Holy Spirit,Doves,Love,Children,Heaven,
Soul Searching

6 comments:

Enemy of the Republic said...

Wow.

Liara Covert said...

Lance, you kindly invite your readers to remember different reasons to explore and truly experience presence. That is, its not what you might know, have or get but how you evolve to feel the truth. As you say, when the time to pass overcomes, a person cannot take physical things along for the ride.

AngelBaby said...

This is a beautiful prayer and so true. We can't take all of our material things with us so we should be grateful and content with what we have. Counting our blessings and enjoying what God has given us will bring us more contentment. Thank you for sharing this beautiful prayer.

Love and Blessings,
AngelBaby

Liara Covert said...

In revisiting this post, readers may be drawn to and renewed by the loving energy.

S.A. said...

Hi there my friend, how have you been?
Thanks for passing thru my sadhana blog and left me there a comment making me know that you remember. Just want to let you know that I remember to!
Hope all is alright with you and with your beautiful family!
God bless you all always!

Paul Maurice Martin said...

Beautiful. I'd only add that this contentment or peace you speak of is present to us even if we lead the life of Job. It's there to turn to even in circumstances when, at first, it can be very hard to see.

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