Wanting everything to turn out well, just as hoping every seed planted will grow, is normal. Accepting complexity, unpredictability, and disappointment as a normal parts of life helps me to cope with difficulties.
Sower, I am listening with my ears, but also my eyes, and my heart. Help me to hear.
When a great crowd gathered and people from town after town came to Jesus, he said in a parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell on the path and was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up. Some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered for lack of moisture. Some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. Some fell into good soil, and when it grew, it produced a hundredfold.” As he said this, he called out, “Let anyone with ears to hear listen!” Luke 8:4-8
Invitation to prayer
Pretend you are the sower. Imagine all the seeds that you are releasing. What prayers are emerging in your heart, mind, body and imagination as you realize that they will not all grow? Pray now.
The parable of the sower. Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)