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A Prayer of Relinquishment

In 1994 Richard Foster compiled a book entitled Prayers From the Heart.  In it is a Prayer of Relinquishment (printed below) that he uses in his time of prayer.  I encourage you to take a deep breath, sit back and read it slowly as you let they words become your own. 

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.