Dear Lord, I release to you the burdens that I have been carrying.
I cast all my cares upon You; all my worries, all my fears, all my anxieties.
You have told me not to be anxious about anything, but rather to bring everything to You in prayer with thankfulness.
Please calm my restlessness, quiet my anxious heart, still my troubling thoughts with the assurance that You are in control.
I let go of my grip upon the things I have been hanging onto, with opened hands I come to You.
I release to you all that I’m trying to manipulate, I release to your authority all that I’m trying to control, I release to your timing all that I have been striving to make happen.
Protect my heart and mind with your peace, and may your will be done in my life in your time and in your way, in Jesus name, Amen.
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CATHOLIC NOVENA PRAYERS AND DEVOTIONS