Deliver me, O giver of Breath and Life,
from the fears that beset me;
help me confront the inner shadows
That hold me in bondage, like a prisoner
who knows not freedom.
They distract me from all that I yearn
and hinder the awakening of
that I long to share with others.
For I desire to be a channel of peace;- Psalm 140, Psalms for Praying, Nan C. Merrill
to reflect the beauty of
O, that I might manifest your love
to all whom I meet,
and mirror your mercy
Guide me, O Beloved, that I may
become spiritually mature;
Love me into new life!