A reading adapted from Guerillas of Grace: Prayers for the Battle by Ted Loder.
Loosen my grip on those grudges and grievances I hold so closely,
That I may risk exposing myself to the spirit of forgiving and forgiveness that
changes things and resurrects dreams and courage.
Loosen my grip on my fears that I may be released a little into humility
and into an acceptance of my humanity.
Loosen my grip on myself that I may experience the freedom of a fool who knows
that to believe is to see kingdoms, find power, sense glory;
To laugh at myself is to be in on the joke of your grace; to attend to each moment
is to hear the faint melody of eternity; to dare love is to smell the wildflowers of
A reading adapted from the words of Ted Loder.