Pour into those murky corners
where we hide shabby things, dark memories, and unsavoury desires
which we do not wish to see, yet withhold from your grace.
Bring into your light
the buried grudge, the venom in us, the bitterness we nurse,
those secret fears which sap our energy,
and the pessimism which is an insult to your joy.
Loving Lord Jesus,
we yield these dark things up to your light,
that you may cleanse us with your death,
and transform us with your life
for a deeper understanding of others and a deeper love for you.
– From Bruce D. Prewer www.bruceprewer.com He says he collected it from somewhere and attributes it to Evelyn Underhill 1875-1941AD. I have edited it for modern simple English! (Matt).