Monday, November 17, 2014

A Prayer for Monday, November 17, 2014


O God,

This week, if it is like all other weeks, will be filled with surprises. Let that reality be for us a source of anticipation and excitement rather than a source of fear and anxiety.

Thank you that we cannot know what is coming; thank you that we have so little control over what will come into our lives.

After all, if we were in control we would likely make a pretty big mess of things, given how we tend to be driven by pride and ego and self-interest.

Help us to take things as they come; help us to anticipate unexpected developments and to look forward to unimaginable opportunities.

Help us to grow in our ability to be flexible and adaptable.

When the surprises come, let us treat them as opportunities to change, to grow, and to live.


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