Friday, August 28, 2009


Letting go is so hard for me, Lord.
I want to hold on
with all of my might.
I want everything
and everyone
to stay the same.
You constantly challenge me
with change.
Teach me
to surrender
to your will, Lord.
Help me to remember
that it is Your great love
for me
that brings about the need
for change and growth.
Help me to let go of my
so I will be open
to Your work
in my life.


  1. I'm with you on this one! I like things to stay the same too. And yet I can see that change is needed everywhere. In me and in the world.I pray this prayer with you.

  2. I'm right there with you Anne! I am known in my family for this saying "I love an adventure" but the older I get, the less adventurous I am. :(

  3. Change is so hard. Sometimes in my own life I think the harder the change, the more necessary it is. Thank you for sharing this beautiful prayer of surrender. Thanks also for your wonderful comment on my Augustine post this morning.

  4. I find I'm all for long as I'm the one in control of it. It's really hard to let go of that control freak inside me and give myself over with complete abandon to God's timing and plans for bringing change into my life.

  5. Wonderful prayer poem, Anne!

    I finally posted about your experience on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Here's where you will find it: