Continuing my Friday blessing series. (2 counts as a series doesn’t it?)
A prayer/blessing for letting go
May you have the courage to recognise the patterns that limit you
May you have bravery to name the fears that keep you being less than you are called to be
May you have friends who love you as you lay down your burdens
May you know what it is to be loved regardless of your unloveliness
and may you know the joy of finding new and open spaces where old habits and fears once lived.
In order to make room in our loves for new things – new challenges, new life, new creativity – we must find the courage to let go of the walls and ways of being that hold us captive in living our old life.
May we all walk bravely toward the One who calls us to be new creations. May we find new growth where once we saw barrenness.
“Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,
I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise,
your foundations with lapis lazuli.
I will make your battlements of rubies,
your gates of sparkling jewels,
and all your walls of precious stones.
All your children will be taught by the Lord,
and great will be their peace.
In righteousness you will be established:
Tyranny will be far from you;
you will have nothing to fear.
Terror will be far removed;
it will not come near you.