Monday, March 5, 2012

Prayers for a Whole Life : Day 13

a prayer in discouragement


when things aren't what they seemed,
O Lord,
give us flexibility,
give us understanding,
give us grace

when things don't move as quickly as we'd like,
O Lord,
give us patience,
give us perseverance,
give us grace

when people don't behave as they ought,
O Lord,
give us forgiving hearts,
give us generosity with second chances,
give us grace

when we fall--or jump--off the wagon,
O Lord,
give us renewed strength to try again,
give us motivation to stay the course,
give us grace

when we see ourselves as the problem,
O Lord,
give us your blessed assurance,
give us reminders that we are in your image,
give us your grace


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