The Knots Prayer

Dear God,

Please untie the knots
that are in my mind,
my heart and my life.
Remove the ‘have nots’,
the ‘can nots’ and the ‘do nots’
that I have in my mind.

Erase the ‘will nots’,
‘may nots’, and
‘might nots’ that find
a home in my heart.

Release me from the ‘could nots’,
‘would nots’ and ‘should nots’
that obstruct my life.

And most of all, dear God,
I ask that you remove from my mind
my heart and my life all of the ‘am nots’
that I have allowed to hold me back,
especially the thought
that I ‘am not good enough’.


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