Perfect words…

This entry was posted by KK on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 at

I stole the below text from a blog I read frequently (Every. Single. Day.). The author of the blog is a friend of my very good friend, Janice. She has eleven children, one of which is already in the arms of Jesus. All are adopted. I read these words on her blog this morning, which she reposted from an online devotional. This IS what I have been praying for weeks now, especially when I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep, although her prayer is so much more elegant. I may just read this to God eery day from now on. He won’t mind.

Prayer of Release

I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return. 2 Timothy 1:12 NLT

Heavenly Father, I release to You the burdens that I have been carrying, burdens that You never intended for me to carry. I cast all my cares upon You—all my worries, all my fears. You have told me not be anxious about anything, but rather to bring everything to You in prayer with thankfulness.

Father, calm my restless spirit, quiet my anxious heart, still my troubling thoughts with the assurance that You are in control. I let go of my grip upon the things I have been hanging onto, with opened hands I come to You. I release to Your will all that I am trying to manipulate; I release to Your authority all that I am trying to control; I release to Your timing all that I have been striving to make happen.

I thank You for Your promise to sustain me, preserve me, and guard all that I have entrusted to Your keeping. Protect my heart and mind with Your peace, the peace that passes all understanding. Father, may Your will be done in my life, in Your time, and in Your way.

Scriptures: Psalm 55:22, 1 Peter 5:7, Philippians 4:6, Matthew 6, Isaiah 26:3, Luke 11:2

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