A Prayer for Each Day  

rm_aWench4U 62M/62F
210 posts
8/28/2006 5:50 pm

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A Prayer for Each Day

I got this in an email today and thought it was good enough to share. (Please insert your preferred form of address for the diety ofyour choice. I like Heavenly Father and Lord.)

Heavenly Father,

Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slowly through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they will go shopping together.

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those that are close to us, but to all humanity.

Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy, and love.

Remember the past but do not dwell there.
Face the future where all our hopes stand.


rm_reorienting 62F
16 posts
8/28/2006 6:36 pm


rm_song2262 55F
643 posts
9/5/2006 8:09 pm

Perspective.....thank you.

HeatedCondition 62M
890 posts
9/18/2006 11:38 am

That's excellent wisdom and true, and also so easy to forget when we get in a hurry in our daily lives. Thanks for the reminder.

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