God, if we carry excess baggage on life’s journey,
teach us to travel more simply.
If our possessions own us,
free us to trust you and share with others.
If our need for control keeps us anxious and demanding,
help us to relax.
If we carry loads of guilt,
may we hand them over to you,
trusting you to forgive.
God, make us simple;
simple in trust, simple in life,
simple in commitment to you.
Ruth C. Duck, Professor of Worship in Illinois
The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple