A Child in the Arms of God

Each night, as I put my daughter to sleep there is a moment when she relaxes herself into my arms.  She has given up all resistance and is ready to simply trust and be held.

It is this attitude that we should seek in our prayer–a complete rest in the arms of God.  Today, spend 20 minutes in silence, imagining that you are a child completely relaxed into the arms of God.  Let go of all of your struggles and simply rest there.

About Ragan Sutterfield

Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.


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