I have come to you many times asking that my challenges may be taken from me. That hasn’t happened, and yet I know you are with me. I have asked many times why you aren’t taking away my pain. As I’ve sat with that question and tried to hear you, I remembered your teachings about learning from our difficulties so that we might help others. If this is the reason for what I live with, I thank you for the opportunity to help. May your love shine through me that others may experience your patience, gentleness, compassion and grace. Comfort each of us with the assurance that life on earth is temporary, but life with you, pain free and whole, is eternal.
Heavenly Lord of All
I pray that I am fully present to all that this day holds. I know there will be both blessings and challenges. May the blessings give me the inspiration to continue on with compassion and peacefulness. May the knowledge of your presence with me in the challenges give me confidence that I will be able to handle what comes my way. Most of all Lord, help me to see you in everyone I encounter today that they may see you in me as I treat them with the openness and love you show me.