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

About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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