Prayer for Surrender of Possessions

Dear God,
I am so afraid
to open my clenched fists!
Who will I be
when I have nothing left to hold on to?
Who will I be
when I stand before you with empty hands?
Please help me
to gradually open my hands
and to discover
that I am not what I own,
but what you want to give me.
And what you want to give me
is love,
unconditional, everlasting love.

Amen.

by Fr. Henri J.M. Nouwen