The Not's Prayer

By RebDee Latest Reply 2014-12-18 13:45:52 -0600
Started 2014-12-04 11:55:49 -0600

Dear God: Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart and my life. Remove the "have nots," the "can nots," and the "do nots," that I have in my mind. Erase the "will nots," "may nots," "might nots," that may find a home in my heart. Release me from the "could nots," "would nots," and "should nots," that obstruct my life. And most of all, Dear God, I ask that you remove from my mind, my heart, and my life all of the "am nots," that i have allowed to hold me back, especially the thought that I am not good enough. Amen.
I thought that this little "nots" prayer fit right in with the Holidays discussions and New Year's resolutions.

16 replies

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-12-06 16:36:18 -0600 Report

Hi RebDee,
Very lovely prayer, I copied it down to share with another site. Sure hope you don't mind. But I think they can benefit from it. Will keep you posted. This. Prayer fits into my life now and actually has for quite sometime. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

RebDee 2014-12-06 16:49:45 -0600 Report

Glad you liked it. Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? Did you share it with James? Mine was very nice with friends at a restaurant - no work, no fuss and I got to take home half for the next day's meal. Now getting ready for Chanukah and Jewish Christmas (which is eating in a Chinese restaurant because this became a Jewish tradition since most restaurants except Chinese were closed for Christmas)

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-12-18 11:55:57 -0600 Report

Hi Dee,
sorry this is so long in coming to you, but it just showed up on my email list. Somehow it got lost
your reply to me. Anyway, late or not , I decided to
answer you. Happy Chanukah to you and yourfamily. No, James and I didn't get to spend
Thanksgiving together. He spent it with his son

daughter in law and her family. I didn't have that
luxury. But, next year we'll be together. I'm
already looking forward to that. But he'll be here through Christmas and New Years Day. 7 days to go and he'll be here.

RebDee 2014-12-18 12:33:15 -0600 Report

I know you can't wait and since I am living your love life vicariously, I can't wait either. Where will you live when you get married, Nevada or Texas?

jayabee52 2014-12-18 13:45:52 -0600 Report

VL plans to live with me in Las Vegas as she had lived here before and wants to eventually come back here to live. I gave her a reason to do so.

GabbyPA 2014-12-05 08:06:09 -0600 Report

I just wanted you to know that I did share it with several friends yesterday and they all loved it. One person I had not heard from in a long time was especially touched, as it struck a chord in her life right now. This is very powerful.

GabbyPA 2014-12-04 12:51:37 -0600 Report

That is very cute and a good outlook. Thank you for sharing. I think I will pass it on to some friends of mine.

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