An August Prayer

Written by on August 1, 2022

When it comes to our work, we confess our desire to grow, determine, fill, and control.

Remind us these outcomes belong to you.

Instead, may we simply plant, act, build, and offer, releasing the outcomes into your hands because they are not our business.

Continue to be yourself in us as we dive into the places where we can’t measure results.

We want your presence to be its own reward.

Be our kind companion as we build our benches so we may be kind companions for those who come to sit.


-Emily P. Freeman*

Reflect and Respond:

  • Where is your attention drawn as you reflect and pray this prayer today?
  • In what area or areas of your work do you need to be reminded to “release the outcomes” to the Lord? Converse with the Lord about this


* This prayer is taken from Emily Freeman’s excellent book Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World


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