discernment is a tough one; something I think about a lot. it’s complicated. not meant to be, but we make it so, as we have to discern between what serves us personally, and what serves the greater good in the universe. hmm. in an ideal world, the two are aligned.
in discerning we ask~ then listen, breathe, and wait patiently for answers. and there’s one more step that is important, and that is to let go of the outcome in a very buddhist kinda way. the trick is to not lose faith if the outcome is not as we prayed and believed it to be. remembering a loving and living Spirit gives each of us the freedom to choose, while offering unconditional love and support to us all, as we do our best to discern.
November 2nd, Day 7/9: Pray for discernment
O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Below find a link to this daily message and a Novena; Nine days of dedicated practice, as a means of support during this election time, which is causing anxiety to most everyone. This initiative is for ALL, regardless of orientation or lack thereof; it is being led by Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church, in collaboration and faith: