What are your weaknesses, your sins, your inclinations that always seem to get you in trouble? Write them down and pray through each one, asking God to be your strength in each of your weaknesses. Surrender, consciously, each of these areas of your life to God and ask Christ to live through you, replacing your weakness with his strength.
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.