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Welcoming Prayer

Before you begin, take a deep breathe and find the center of your being.

Take your time here, read slowly, and then again with a deeper sacred awareness. 

A prayer practice for when strong emotions arise in meditation, reflection, and prayer.


“This is not a final, forever renunciation of anger or fear; it’s simply a way of gently waving farewell as the emotion starts to recede.” 

     – Cynthia Bourgeault


The Welcoming Prayer

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome.


I welcome everything that comes to me in this moment because I know it’s for my healing.
I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations, and conditions.


I let go my desire for security and survival.
I let go my desire for esteem and affection.
I let go my desire for power and control.
I let go of my desire to change any situation, condition, person, or myself.


I open to the love and presence of God and the healing action and grace within.