Opening Prayer: Awaken us, Lord Jesus, to your life and your love. For unless you do, we will never have any real hope of true and lasting change. Amen.
Scripture: John 4:28-29
Journal: In what areas of your life are you longing for awakening? How do you think this will come about? Where (and how) are you still trying to do it yourself?
Reflection: Old patterns and dysfunctional habits are not broken through ought and should, through guilt and shame, or through doubling down on our own efforts to "do better." They are broken when God pulls us to himself in a new and beautiful way. When he awakens us to a new way of being.
Closing Prayer: Lord Jesus, I’m so tired of trying it on my own. Change is hard, and I just can’t make it happen on my own. I need for you to awaken me to a new way of being and seeing. Pull me toward yourself in a way that changes everything about me. Amen.