3 Do not put your trust in princes,
in mortals, in whom there is no help.
4 When their breath departs, they return to the earth;
on that very day their plans perish.
I retreat from a world in which leaders are disconnected from the body of their people.
I retreat from a world that anesthetizes pain and suffering.
I retreat to a place that I can befriend my pain and suffering.
I invite freedom and healing.
In this space, judgment of the world has no power over me.
In this space, I can find a deeper breath.
In this space, I feel more authentically the person God created me to be.
In this space, I praise you.
Oh God, lead us to the healing life of your Breath. Free us from the plans of the world to place our hope and trust in you. AMEN
(c) 2018 Rev. Lil Smith
Spiritual Director and Supervisor
Retreat House Spirituality Center