After last week’s very personal post about my journey to greater trust in the Lord, I thought I would share this prayer of surrender from my journal.
Prayer To Surrender to Love
Loving God, You know me intimately:
my inability to trust You,
my grasping for those things over which I have no control,
my blindness to the reality of Your love and Your presence,
my stubbornness in never trusting the experience of Your love that You continuously shower on me.
I am a mess of contradictions: I want to witness to You, while emotionally I am locked into overwhelming fear.
In Your time, in Your way, free me!
Let Your Presence fill my prison until its bars burst open
Let Your Love give wings to my desperate heart
Let Your Gentleness soothe my ego’s frantic efforts to control
Let Your Truth root my fluttering doubts
Let Your Light show my faltering feet the Way
Let Your Banquet nourish my weakness into Life
Let Your Faithfulness encompass and embrace me until…
I am transformed from a being bound by Fear
into a being transformed by Love.
Jesus Master, my Way, my Truth, and my Life, I trust in You!
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These are some classic, beautiful prayers of surrender and trust in the Lord by some of the saints: