The Prayer of Relinquishment

Sometimes it is best to cease pushing, pressing, and move quickly to trusting God, relinquish my attachment to outcomes, instead of the process of Grace. I read about this prayer from Jean Wise’s instructive blog – here it is:

A Prayer of Relinquishment

Today, O Lord, I yield myself to you.

May your will be my delight today.

May your way have perfect sway in me.

May your love be the pattern of my living.

I surrender to you

my hopes,

my dreams,

my ambitions.

Do with them what you will, when you will, as you will.

I place into your loving care

my family,

my friends,

my future.

Care for them with a care that I can never give.

I release into your hands

my need to control,

my craving for status,

my fear of obscurity.

Eradicate the evil, purify the good, and establish your

kingdom on earth.

For Jesus’ sake,

Amen.

Richard Foster – From his book, titled Prayers of the Heart

From Jean Wise’s original post here

One Response

  1. Thank you for the mention. This is a prayer that I often write out in my journal. Hard to pray and let go at times but a necessary step in our journeys.

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