Connecting with God, each other, and ourselves in the broken and beautiful

Friday Prayer, November 10, 2017


Photo by Susanne Rowe


Loving God,

Today, with your help,

I release ruminating on what I can’t control.


Today, with your help, I will welcome what is –

not in resignation,

but in trust.

This, too, can be an instrument in my transformation.

Life won’t always be this way.

And maybe, just maybe, I need this

in order to get where I’m going.


Today, rather than taking consensus

from everything and everyone around me

about what I need to do,

I will stop.

I will let myself be in that uncomfortable quiet.

I will do my deepest listening for the most important voice –

the Voice within.

And I will realize I have my answer.


I can choose these things today, God,

because these are your promises –

to handle what I can’t,

to use what I’d rather not endure,

to give me the exact wisdom I need for each choice.


So I say thanks, praise, and yes.




  1. moormanrowe

    Oh, Arianne, thank you. This prayer is just what I needed today. Sending you love….

    • ariannelehn

      I’m so glad, precious Susanne! And thank you, as always, for your incredible photos. Miss you so very much.

  2. Ann

    Thank you for opening your heart and making yourself vulnerable as you ask for what we all need at times. Amen and Amen

    • ariannelehn

      Thanks for your encouragement, Ann! Love you dearly!

  3. Kristin Gedstad

    This is a beautiful prayer, and you are a wonderful writer. Please put me on your list of subscribers!!

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