Oh Lord, lighten my load.
Relieve me of the need to carry
deadweight that drags down my soul.

If I face my own truth, it must be said:
I carry a pocketful of stones to throw at strangers.
Relieve me of this burden.
Replace it with grace.

If I reflect instead Your mercy,
I shine instead of shun.
I feel instead of fear.

Lighten my load, oh Lord.
Replace it this day with grace.

Amen.