Estrangement Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for the many blessings in my life, all there to inspire, nurture, support, guide and lift me up from the deep, fractured roots of my biological family tree.

I call upon you, dear God, to infuse clarity in the confusion, fulfillment in the emptiness and heart in the bitterness.  

Dear God, please help me to: 

  • understand and believe that the choices I made are a necessary path toward life;
  • memorialize those who are still living though from whom I am estranged, free from anger, free from guilt, free from indignation;
  • erase the conversations and “tapes” of them in my mind;
  • remember the good parts of them, because every one of us is made in the image of you, dear God;
  • appreciate those in my life who have become my family, with generosity of spirit, tenderness of heart and kindness of soul.

I call upon you, dear God, to help me find a place of peace and comfort.

Amen.

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