Friday, April 30, 2021

Fret-Free Friday: Prayer of Release

Fret-Free Friday: Prayer of Release
Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

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've been carrying—burdens that You never intended for me to carry. I cast my cares on You—all my worries and all my fears. You've told me to not be anxious about anything, but instead, to bring everything to You in prayer with thankfulness.

Father, calm my restless spirit, quiet my anxious heart, and still my troubling thoughts with the assurance that You are in control. I choose to let go of my grip on the things I've been hanging on to. With open 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 entrust 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. Amen.

Scriptures: Psalm 55:22; 1 Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:6; Matthew 6:25-34; Isaiah 26:3; Philippians 4:7; Luke 11:2)

When we are careful to instantly let go of all needless worries and restless thoughts, then we shall find ourselves on plateaus of peace. -Fenelon
This post originally appeared in Roy Lessin's book "Fret Busters" published by Harvest House Publishers. The book is exclusively available through Blessings Marketplace at a discounted price of $7.99 each +shipping. You can contact them by text any time, or call 318-323-7440 Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-6 pm. They are located at 110 Splane Drive, West Monroe, LA 71291.
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