Prayer of Release

Psalm 62:8 says, “Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” We see a good example of this through Hannah. She demonstrated how  she emptied her heart.

1 Samuel 1:13 says, “Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard…” Verse 15 says that she poured out her soul. Verse 16 she says, “…I am a woman of sorrowful spirit…have poured out my soul before the Lord.” Verse 18 says, “…So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.” Her inner freedom is a testimony of her prayer of release.

To pour out something is to empty the contents. I’ve always been amazed at David’s action in 2 Samuel 23. Three of his mighty men risked their lives to bring him water from the well of Bethlehem. Verse 16 says, “Nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out to the Lord.”

The water was poured out. It was gone. I believe that is what David is saying in Psalm 62. We are to empty our hearts before the Lord. We bring everything that is troubling us to Him. We tell Him how our situation is affecting us, holding nothing back. He already knows, but He wants us to express it.

He is able to take care of us. We recognize afresh Who He is at all times. Our confidence is in Him and His ability. Part of our release is letting go of how we think the Lord should do something. We end our prayer of release with thanking Him for His power to accomplish what we cannot.

Are you worried about something? That is a great indicator that you are carrying a burden that is not yours to carry. 1 Peter 5:7 says to cast that heavy burden on the Lord. Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”

Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.” The word ‘commit’ is a picture of a loaded camel. When it’s time for the load to be removed, the camel kneels down, tilts far to one side, and its burden rolls off.

One thought on “Prayer of Release

  1. Marilyn, your post have so much meat in each paragraph, it takes me a month to digest it and make it my own. The sentence that says: releasing requires us not to tell GOD how we think it should be done will be my password for the next few months🙂
    Thank you 🙏🏼♥️


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