Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Prayer for a Changed Relationship

Our relationships do not die,
they just change form.

– Marianne Williamson

Dear God,
In releasing this man, I feel both dejected and relieved.
I pray for the power to trust completely my decision
and to love him so totally that I shall move beyond
feelings of sadness and any sense of failure.
For my love, I know, shall set me free.

Let me not be tempted to minimize the experiences
of the last four years.
Let me see how they have helped us
both grow and evolve.
May we both now fly free.
May I keep my faith in the wisdom of all things.
May we both learn to respect each other's choices
to go where we each need to go.

May we both find another love,
may these loves flourish.
For truly, the arc of love
is a blessing on us all.

Wherever he goes, loving God,
please go with him.
May he be blessed in all his doings.
Please protect and guide him
Please protect and guide me.
Bring us joy.
May we be happy.
May we be loved
May we both find our way.


Adapted by Michael Bayly from a prayer by Marianne Williamson
in her book, Illuminata: Thoughts, Prayers, Rites of Passage (1994).

NEXT: The Sweetness and the Sorrow

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Wishing Him Love
In the Abode of the Heart
Vessels of the Holy
The Choice and Risk That Is Love
The Gravity of Love
To Be Held and to Hold
Real Holiness
The Path Ahead . . .

Image 1: November 2018.
Image 2: September 2017.
Image 3: September 2019.

1 comment:

Mum said...

Beautiful ... Love and Peace to you both ... Mum