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.

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