Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity Prayers for Control Issues & Letting Go Share Flipboard Email Print Sue Chastain/Pixabay Christianity Christian Prayers Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Christian Entertainment Key Terms in Christianity Catholicism Latter Day Saints View More By Mary Fairchild Christianity Expert General Biblical Studies, Interdenominational Christian Training Center our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Mary Fairchild Updated January 17, 2020 "Letting Go" is an original Christmas prayer submitted by a reader named Evie. It expresses a heart-felt request to Jesus for help letting go and giving up control to God. Letting Go Dear Jesus, Please hear my prayer. I go along each day, trying to run my life my own way. I forget to let go and give you control. I wonder why things aren't going the way I want them to go. I forget to stop and ask what you want, Lord. Please help me to give you control, Jesus. I want to follow you. I want what you desire for me. Help me to realize that when you close one door, you open the one you want me to walk through. Help me also to realize that what I desire may not be what is meant for me, or what is best for me. Maybe it will lead me away from what your great plan is for me. Lord, let me accept each day as a gift. Let me follow the path you choose for me. Help me to be thankful for what you give me and not to worry about my needs. I trust you will take care of all my needs. Remind me that my role is to care for those around me and focus on those who need my help. Help me not to be judgmental, as we are all equal in God's eyes. Help me to see the good in all of your creations. Let me leave the judging to you, dear Jesus. Instead, I will concentrate on living to please you! Help me, dear Jesus, be who and what you want me to be. Give me strength, faith and hope, and most of all, give me guidance each and every day. I let go and give you control. In Jesus' name, Amen.