Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Prayer for Tuesday, September 22, 2015


O God,

On the one hand, we are grateful to exist.

After all, if we didn’t exist, we’d have
nothing for which to be thankful.

On the other hand, we want
to do more than exist.

After all, we only go around once in this life
and we’d really like to make the best of it.

So help us to live these lives
as fully as we possibly can.

Help us to take notice
of the wonders of creation.

Help us to celebrate
the diversity of humanity.

Help us to do what we can
to make things better.

Help us to love with all
the love you give us.

Help us to contribute positively
to our communities.

Help us to help those
who need our help.

Help us to love you with
everything we are.

Help us to think more of others
than we do ourselves.

Help us to turn inward
enough to be self-aware.

Help us to turn outward
enough to be other-oriented.

Thank you that we exist.
Thank you that we can live.

Help us to live in ways that matter not just
to us but also to you and to others.


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