Free to be holy

         God chose us in Christ
         before the foundation of the world
         to be holy and blameless before God in love.
                   —Ephesians 1.4

God, you have chosen me
to be holy and blameless in love.
I don’t know what holds me back.
Some of it I can name, but some is hidden.
Help me see the fears that restrain me…
the guilt that burdens me…
the inadequacy that haunts me…
the expectations that entangle me…
the attachments that chain me…
Help me to see them and to trust
that you sent me free from them.
No reason, no means, no demands—
you simply set me free,
with no purpose other than that I be free,
free to be holy and blameless in love.
I am free. Help me to trust.

Breath prayer:
Free … to love

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

July 9, 2021

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