Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Prayer for Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Choices, Part 7

O God,

Help us today to choose thoughtfulness over thoughtlessness.

As situations arise, as crises occur, and as people are people, we will experience emotional reactions that come from who knows where—some combination of our evolution and our experiences, perhaps—but giving in to our tendency toward either fight or flight is not always the best response.

So help us instead to stop, to breathe, to consider, to pray, and to think. Give us a calmness in our mind that will enable us to think rationally about what is happening and to respond as a thinking person should respond.

Thank you for these marvelous brains of ours that can process so much information so quickly; help us to use them to process everything with which and everyone with whom we are confronted so that we can respond in a way that will do the most good and that will be the most helpful.

Help us to choose thoughtfulness over thoughtlessness.


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