(sabbath) Inhale. Exhale. #write31days

It’s a prayer of exactly seven syllables, the number that corresponds perfectly to the rhythm of our breathing.  As you inhale—Abba. As you exhale—I belong to You.

(inhale) Abba.

(exhale) I belong to You.

(inhale) Abba.

(exhale) I belong to you.

Prayerfully consider taking a few moments every day for the next month, closing your eyes, upturning your palms, and praying, ‘Abba, I belong to You.’ Don’t make it anything more than that; trust me, it’s enough. ~Brennan Manning, The Furious Longing of God


It’s Sunday, and I’m savoring the prayers of others today – and sharing my favorites with you each week. This is my prayer for today in a land that’s so far from the familiar. I need the simplicity of presence today. Maybe you do too. I encourage you to whisper them, shout them, share them. Know that I’m praying for you today, and if you need anything, send a note my way! 

Last year, I shared the stories about pictures I’ve taken. This year during the month of October, I’m opening up my journal and sharing prayers. They’re not eloquent or poetic – they’re simple honest talks with God. Some prayers are joyful and some are screams. Some are said in the morning and some at night. It’s my hope the words might help someone else find the words.


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About Ronne Rock

LIFE. LOVE. LEADERSHIP. AND A LITTLE #KITCHENTHERAPY. Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems."   Ronne is represented by Karen Neumair at Credo Communications.

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