We affirm, O Lord, that the things that really matter in this life are gifts that must be received rather than attainments that must be achieved, possessions that must be grasped, or status that must be maintained.
So give us receptive spirits; give us receptive lives.
Make us receptive to grace;
make us receptive to acceptance;
make us receptive to affirmation;
make us receptive to embrace;
make us receptive to appreciation; and
make us receptive to love.
Enable us to approach life with our hands wide open and our hearts wide open that we might receive the blessings that you and others want to give us.
Then give us the humility to receive what is offered, the gratitude to appreciate it, and the generosity to pass it on.