Letting Go Prayer

To a dear one about whom I have been concerned:

I behold the Christ in you.

I place you lovingly in the care of the Father.

I release you from my anxiety and concern.

I let go of my possessive hold on you.

I am willing to free you to follow the dictates

of your indwelling Lord.

I am willing to free you to live your life

according to your best light and understanding.

Husband, wife, child, friend –

I no longer try to force my ideas on you, my ways on you.

I lift my thoughts above you, above the personal level.

I see you as God sees you, a spiritual being, created

in His image, and endowed with qualities and abilities

that make you needed, and important – not only to me but

to God and His larger plan.

I do not bind you, I no longer believe that you do not have

the understanding you need in order to meet life.

I bless you,

I have faith in you,

I behold Jesus in you.


(Author unknown; 109, p.100)
Adapted from Take and Receive: A Guide for Prayer by Jacqueline Syrup Bergan and S. Marie Schwan 


  1. Around the world the born again are praying in so many difficult troubles in sickness and worry and in sorrow and my pray requars are for my friend seppo for his sickness to be healed that left arms fingrar can move again in Jesus name ,pray you too in very serios troubles ,bless,keijos weden