Help us to make progress today in getting the point, O God.
Help us to make progress in getting our point across. Give us hearts that care deeply, minds that think clearly, and mouths that speak carefully, so that the meaning we try to express will come from a pure heart, from a sharp mind, and from an articulate mouth.
Help us to make progress in getting someone else’s point. Give us open hearts, receptive minds, and listening ears so that we will really listen to and try to understand what other people are saying rather than letting their words cause us to categorize them in a way that we think permits us to dismiss them. And if, after really listening and trying to understand, we still can’t accept their point, help us to disagree in love and with grace.
Help us to make progress today in getting your point. Give us openness and discernment that we might better comprehend how your kingdom has come and is coming and that we might better recognize and do your will.