The Knots Prayer

An anonymously written prayer, popularized by internet viral sharing and referenced in Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett’s How To Pray Without Talking to God:

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 not,s 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.