A Prayer for Beginning

A prayer for beginning

Dear God

I’m here 

and ready to start

something new

fresh and exciting


I’m opening

my heart and spirit to you

fill me up

with your mercy

and your love and grace


I’m ready to begin

yet I’m afraid and wondering:

Can I do this?

Am I good enough?
Am I strong enough?
Will I commit enough? 


But you are here with me

loving me

calling me forward

whispering to me

that I am your beloved

The season of spring 

draws me in

full of newness

and hope

beauty and abundance

open my eyes

to see

the hope of starting

new and small

one step after another

following your spirit

knowing it will guide me

into this new thing

and trusting

it will be good. 

Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is a mother, wrier, and pastor living in Central Missouri with her family. You can read more at her website: Kimberlyknowlezeller.com. If you’d like to read more from Kim, you can sign up for her monthly newsletter, Walk and Talk here. As a gift to her readers and subscribers who sign up, she has a free downloadable resource: Walk and Talk with God: Reflection, Scripture references, and a how-to for your own contemplative walk.


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