Open my eyes to see,
With clarity and wisdom.
Enable me to clearly discern
Those things that I flee to
For comfort, safety, and shielding.
Help me to behold these places
For what they truly are.
No more deceit or justification.
Help me to declare and expose them
For exactly what they are.
Enslavement, Isolation, and Bondage.
Grant me strength and a willing heart,
Equipped to tear down and destroy
What has long held me captive and restrained.
I am ready. I am waiting.
My hand held firmly in Yours.
Lift me up, Sweet Jesus.
And lead me into Freedom.
~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews