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The Prayer of Freedom

O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, hear me. 
Deliver me, Jesus,
from the desire of being loved,
from the desire of being extolled,
from the desire of being honored,
from the desire of being praised,
from the desire of being preferred to others,
from the desire of being consulted,
from the desire of being approved,
from the fear of being humiliated,
from the fear of being despised,
from the fear of suffering rebuke,
from the fear of being forgotten,
from the fear of being wronged,
from the fear of being suspected.

And, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire
that others might be loved more than I,
that others may be esteemed more than I,
that in the opinion of the world others may
increase and I may decrease,
that others may be chosen, and I set aside,
that others may be praised and I unnoticed,
that others may be preferred to me in everything,
that others may become holier than I,
provided that I become as holy as I should.

(Roman Catholic litany by an unknown author
shared by George Verwer in his book, Hunger for Reality)

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You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.  Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.     Isaiah 26:3, 4

 

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The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.     Zephaniah 3:17

 

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Trust and Thankfulness will get you safely through this day. Trust protects you from worrying and obsessing. Thankfulness keeps you from criticizing and complaining: those “sister sins” that so easily entangle you.     Sarah Young, Jesus Calling

 

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Revival: An awakening of the Truth that lies within us and springs forth to shout to the world with joy,
 “THERE IS HOPE!  HE IS RISEN INDEED!”     Karen Dunn

 
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When we grasp the reality of God’s love, we will no longer seek our security in jobs, bank accounts, investments, houses, husbands, wives, friends, or health.  We will rest in the Lord, free from all fear, secure in the assurance that He is going to provide all that we need and protect us from everything that will not be for our good.  “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.”  (1st John 4:18)     Richard Straus
 
 
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Worry implies that we don’t quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives…I am thankful for the unknowns and that I don’t have control, because it makes me run to God.     Francis Chan, Crazy Love.
 
 
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