Friday, August 14, 2015

A Prayer for Friday, August 14, 2015

To Be Reflective

O God,

Help us today and all days to be reflective.

Help us to think about our lives;
help us to ponder what motivates us.

Why do we say what we say;
why do we do what we do?

Help us to evaluate

why we did what we did,
why we’re doing what we’re doing, and
why we’ll do what we’ll do.

Let us live a reflective life;
let us live an examined life.

As we discover any motives that are
less than loving you and loving others,
help us to move beyond them
and toward the higher ones.

Don’t let us reflect so
much that all we do is think.

Help us to be active in doing good;
help us to live in ways that
honor you and that serve others.

Still, let us be people who try to
understand what lies behind our
actions and who try to do good things
out of sound motivations.


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