Today we come with honest hearts
Humble us Lord to trust in you at all times knowing that you are waiting to be gracious to us and show compassion.
Read the story of Peter being chained up to two guards in prison in Acts 12
At night , as the church was praying elsewhere, an angel came to break his chains and release him from captivity. I suppose he was sleeping, exhausted after fighting his imprisonment and fears of his own death. He follows the angels instructions and takes his hand into freedom. Into the open gates into the city that imprisoned him.
Sit with this image a little while and feel what the air might have felt like as Peter takes a breath. The night sky, the smells and stillness all around him.
Now where are you?
Jesus, your teacher, the Angel of freedom takes your hand and leads you out from all your fears.
He is the God who hears
He is the God who is here.
Settle this knowledge into the very center of your being
Lord you are the only way into freedom for me from fear and all that I think I need to control.
I let go and trust that you are here and you are taking my hand and leading me out from all these fears.
I thank you that you will guide me every step of the way.
I am free and I delight in trusting your gracious hand to lead me.
In the name of the Father who is for me, in the name of Jesus who is with me and the Holy Spirit that lives within me.