A Prayer for Lifting Shame

Take a moment to ground yourself as you sit in meditation or prayer. 


“Sometimes when I’ve failed I feel shame

Sometimes when I see others I compare my own worthiness and I feel shame

Sometimes when I don’t meet my own (or the worlds) expectations I feel shame

Sometimes when I show up and be bold, and I mess up, I feel shame

Help me to sit in the grace that is the human experience

Help me to feel shame, while lifting it to you for healing

I recognize that I don’t have to sit here and carry this

Carrying the weight of this shame ends with me

I will not carry the weight of the guilt, the shame, the fear… from my own body and from that of my mother, my grandmother, and my ancestors

I lift it to you for healing

I lift it…. to you…. for healing”

shame.jpg