on flares of panic: a prayer

Now the angel of YHWH came and sat under the oak at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, as his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press, to hide it (kds: and himself?) from the Midianites.
… Then YHWH turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours and deliver Israel from the hand of Midian; I hereby commission you.” [Gideon] responded, “But sir, how can I deliver Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”

Judges 6:11, 14-15

beloved god

help me remember that you work within and through my limitations — my constraints — my failings

help me remember that anything I do that’s beyond (my ability, my energy, my my) is done through you,
not out of my shoving, muscling myself along

help me rest in the palm of your hand
centered in your whole wholeness

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