Prayer #65: Loosen Up

I’m in love with a girl who’s in love with the world
Though I can’t help but follow
Though I know someday she is bound to go away and stay over the rainbow
Got to learn how to let her go
Over the rainbow

But sometimes we forget who we got
Who they are and who they are not

There is so much more in love than black and white
Keep it loose child
You gotta keep tight
Keep it loose child
Keep it tight

-- Amos Lee, Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight

Prayer #65: Loosen Up

Relationships -- be they with You, or with family, or with friends, or with partners -- were never meant to be static.

How could they be? Free will cuts across our entire lives, especially in the decisions we (might) make and the emotions we (might) act upon when it comes to those we love.

You who defines love, You who are Love -- please help me remember who I have, who they are, and who they are not. Help them remember the same of me.

We are bound to forget. We are bound to hurt. We are bound to misstep and mistake and misspeak. But we are also bound to one another -- bound by Your grace.

Loosen my grip on what I cannot control in others' decisions or responses. Tighten my ability to choose rightly and wisely in my own. May I see my relationships in spectrum. And may I be dazzled by the infinite palette You have given them.