Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name! Ps. 142:7
Lord Jesus, when King David prayed for freedom from his prison, he wasn’t behind iron bars; he was hiding in a cave. It’s obvious he felt pursued, trapped, and alone. But he was free enough to own his condition and abandon himself to your provision. We do the same on this July Friday.
You’ve already freed from many slavish imprisonments. Because you are our righteousness, we no longer have to fear death, judgment, and where we’ll spend eternity. Thank you! Certainly we can trust you to set us free from other entanglements and imprisonments.
Jesus, free us from obsessing about things we can’t control, and people we can’t fix. You are Lord, and we are not. Worry is a “petri-dish” which grows all kinds of fears, anxieties, anger, and peace-thievery.
Free from vain regrets—those haunting memories of what could have been, and what should have been. Help us stop “should-ing” on ourselves. We want to learn from the past, not be enslaved to it.
Set us free from the power of old wounds, and fear of new ones. Some things will only be fully healed by your second coming. You haven’t promised us a pain-free day in this world, but you have promised we’ll never have a Christ-absent minute. Hallelujah!
Those you set free are the truly free ones, Jesus. Thank you! Keep on freeing us. Especially, free us to love others as you love us. So very Amen we pray, in your powerful and loving name.