Monday, May 12, 2014

A Prayer for Monday, May 12, 2014

Twenty-Third Day of Easter

O God,

Only you can give
the gift of life
and we praise you
for that gift
that is the foundation
of all other gifts.

While only you can give life
you do give us the ability
to enhance our lives
and the lives of others;
help us to use that ability
wisely, gladly, and generously.

Help us to see that
our lives are best enhanced
as we help to enhance
the lives of others.

Forgive us for the tendency
that we sometimes indulge
to try to enhance our lives
by taking away from
other people’s lives,
be it in the way that we
think about them,
talk about them, or
treat them.

Help us consistently
to live lives that are


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