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Friday Prayer, March 11, 2016

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Dear Jesus,

Today, I release.

I release my worries. I release the anxiety that’s gnawed a tender spot in the bottom of my soul.

I release my fear that the future’s uncertain (because it is, and that’s okay. You’ll be with me in it).

I release my simmering bitterness that’s bubbled on the back burner for way…too…long.

I release my unfair expectations of others – and myself, too.

I release the frustrations and shameful secrets I’ve carried under my arm for years.

I release the story or stories I no longer want to live.

Jesus, I release.

And today, Jesus, I receive.

I receive your love that promises I am your child, that I am good.

I receive your peace that reminds me “all will be well, and all manner of things shall be well.”

I receive your voice as the wise whisper I follow.

I receive a new story.

Thank you, God, that you receive me – us – this whole world – in a giant embrace, and that you receive these prayers.

In the name of the One who releases us to freedom and receives us all to love, Amen.

5 Comments

  1. AMEN! And bless you, Arianne.

  2. Tears….how this was my confession and prayer yesterday. Bless you my sister in the Lord. This is so Beautiful, raw and transparent. +Darkness exposed, powerLESS & under our feet+

  3. Beautiful lessons, Arianne. Thank you.

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