Saturday, January 17, 2015

A Prayer for Saturday, January 17, 2015

For the Life of Me

O God,

Sometimes it seems that I can’t for the life of me
get my eyes off of myself long enough to pay
appropriate attention to you and to other people.
It is at those times, which are all too frequent, that
I find little meaning, challenge, or satisfaction in life.

So, for the life of me—for the sake of my life,
for the sake of my life meaning what it can and should mean—
help me better to turn my eyes away from myself and
more toward you and toward others.

Help me to live in light of the fact that
real life is found not in over-valuing my life
but rather in giving it away.

Help me to live in light of the fact that
it is in living life for your sake and
for the sake of others that
I best live life for my sake as well.


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