Giving Ourselves to God

What do we mean when we talk about bringing ourselves to God in prayer? There are probably as many answers as there are human beings. I imagine we all have our own ways to pray.


At the heart of prayer, however, is a kind of surrender, a giving over of our joys and concerns to God. A letting go of our need to control the situation, control the outcome of our desires, control our life.


Prayer is saying, “Here I am, Lord, with all my hopes and fears. For this one moment I am going to turn them all over to you. I am going to rest in you, rather than in my own grasping mind.”


Prayer is giving ourselves to God — an act of generosity and trust.


What is your way to pray? How might you give yourself to God today?