Lord let us accept, you are leading us into places unknown –

places in ourselves, and in our lives with the other.

Lord you remind us… “Be not afraid”

And so we ask for Your help dear God.

Help us to let go…

Of our defences that protect us, yet isolate us

Help us to let go…

Of our past failures, of shame & guilt

Help us to let go…

Of our resentments and compulsions that we feed

Help us to let go…

Of our romantic notions that lead to false expectations of others, of our world, of You.

Help us to let go…

Of the burden of others’ expectations when our resources run dry

Lord let us accept, you are leading us into places unknown –

places in ourselves, and in our lives with the other.

Lord you remind us… “Be not afraid”

And so we ask for Your help dear God.

Help us to let embrace…

The courage we need to grow close to one another

Help us to let embrace…

A spirit of forgiveness and hope

Help us to let embrace…

The liberation of our salvation

Help us to let embrace…

The time we need for renewal and transformation

Help us to let embrace…

The One who knows us and loves us without end.