Friday, March 9, 2012

Prayers for a Whole Life : Day 17

a prayer for letting it go


take my hands,
O Lord,
and ease my clenched fingers away
from the feelings
I'm so busy clutching

help me to let go

because it's really not about me
(even if it feels like it is)
and it's really not a problem
(even if I've decided it is one for me)
and it's not even in my control
(even if I think it should be)

relieve my unfounded anxiety,
release my unnecessary anger

remind me that
to be present in this
life,
I can't continue to cling
to the stresses and dramas
that only distract my attention
from what is real

liberate me from the feelings that hold me hostage

and

forgive me for
my own unrelenting grip

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