Letting Go

Lord,

I praise you that you hold onto me,

uphold me in your love,

reminding me of your promises,

your goodness in the past,

so I can let go today,

and trust you.

I place my loved ones in your hands

trusting your plans, your will, your timing for them

is perfect,

and I’m grateful to have been a witness

of your love, your Spirit, your grace in their lives

for a moment in time

that I pray stretches into an eternity of fellowship

worshipping you.

Lord, you give and you take away,

and I’m blessed for the footprints

that have come into and out of my life,

that you have used

to bless, enrich, grant love and wisdom,

to remind me how real you are,

how powerful and good,

how deeply you love this world,

so much that you came down

and gave your life for us all.

Come Lord,

I long for the day

we will all be caught up in your power,

with every tear wiped from our eyes,

no more loss, grief, and pain,

enjoying sweet fellowship with you

with one another

forever.

I trust you Lord,

I let go,

and I bless you.

Amen.

In Love

Lord,

I struggle to face the limits of my love,

realizing my efforts are dirty rags

revealing my control, anxiety,

a lack of faith in you.

Forgive me for my pride

in thinking my compassion and love

is better, greater than yours.

I loosen my grip,

open my palms,

and let go.

Enter in Lord,

and hold my pain,

comfort my heart,

fill my loneliness and emptiness,

cleanse my addictions and innoculations,

and set me free.

Freedom.

Your love sets free,

choice,

hope,

faith

working all things for good.

You draw those you love,

and your love

is a greater force working

than any other.

So help me to trust,

lean into you,

and let go of me,

and believe that in the surrendering,

now you move,

act,

and work

in better, perfect ways I cannot see.

I trust you Lord.

You are Love,

let me be hidden in you,

one with you.

Amen.

Surrender

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Lord,

Thank you for meeting my deepest grief with your comfort,

fulfilling my loss and longing with your presence,

finding me when I was bewildered, confused and lost.

I praise you that wherever I am, wherever I go,

I’m yours and will always belong.

Thank you for delivering me from my fears,

my fear of man, being invisible, unseen, unknown, rejected.

I’m seen, known, understood, and loved,

with your Spirit within me transforming me into your poetry.

Deliver me out of the spirit of this age,

rebellion, witchcraft, self reliance, and doing things my way.

I’ve made a mess out of my life,

and I ask for grace to surrender all to you.

I repent to you of my perfectionism and performance,

abandoning control over my life, my relationships, and my heart,

asking you to come in and take over,

please rule and reign over all of me.

Cleanse me once more with the spirit of the fear of the Lord,

implant in me the desire, motivation, and hunger to seek after you,

to want you most,

to love, obey, cherish and guard your Word and Spirit within me and without.

Let me trust in you with all my heart,

moment by moment,

not in my own understanding,

acknowledging you in all my ways,

that you would make my path straight,

and guide me in the narrow way to find and know your life abundant.

I bless you Lord,

you are the only Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Amen.

Lord Lead Me

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Lord,

You are my Shepherd,

I trust you to lead and guide my steps,

knowing what’s beyond my nearsightedness.

I choose to lean on and depend on you,

uncurling my grip and control,

based on my own understanding and insight.

I let go,

and ask you Lord,

please speak to your servant.

Let me hear your voice.

Make your way clear before me,

and my path clear and smooth,

remove the obstacles

so I can listen and obey.

Root me in your love,

assure me with your presence and peace,

and help me to be bold and courageous,

to follow you,

to walk right and upright all the days of my life,

but more just to know you,

that I may always be blessed.

Amen.