Arrest me and gently draw my attention
when my mind is frozen in a whirling buzz
and stuck in anxious cycling.
Let your shalom break in
settling and grounding my body, mind, and soul.
Help me to be aware of unhelpful forces within
propelling me in reaction,
where I involve myself in distractions and busyness
you never called me in to.
Break in and deliver me from the root of anxiety within me.
I repent, acknowledging my helplessness before you.
I proclaim it is not my function or my portion,
yet it is all I’ve known,
so by faith I ask Lord for your mercy,
establish your peace that transcends all understanding in its place.
Still my body, heart, and brain to rest and heal.
Let me live guided by your peace,
moving at your pace,
and speak into my heart
your words of mercy, comfort, and life,
that I am accepted, enough, beloved in you.
Help me understand my true function
and your purposes for me,
pour out your Spirit of grace
so I may always turn back to you,
returning to truth, simplicity, stillness, and peace,
and be empowered to do your works by faith,
what you have portioned for my hands to do,
and find contentment
exactly as I am, where I am, wherever you lead,
wholly, fully present for this beautiful life
you have gifted me
that I may know you, know your joy,
and give you thanks and praise
every day, all my days.
Thank you for your power and peace Lord,
you are able.