44The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”
Lord, unbind us today, freeing us from the fear of the unknown future, the fear of failure, the fear of poverty, the fear of bereavement, the fear of loneliness, the fear of sickness and pain, the fear of age and the fear of death. Help us, Father, by your grace, to love and fear you only. Fill our hearts with cheerful courage and loving trust in you.