Today, O Lord, I accept your acceptance of me.
I confess that you are always with me and always for me.
I receive into my spirit your grace, your mercy, your care.
I rest in your love, O Lord. I rest in your love.
“The term ‘accepted tenderness’ is Brennan Manning’s. The concept is fleshed out in his book The Wisdom of Accepted Tenderness: Going Deeper into the Abba Experience (Denville, NJ: Dimension Books, 1978).”
Foster, Richard. Prayers from the Heart. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1994. 54.