Thank You for the breath of life. Thank You for the depth of Your love. Thank You for never giving up on me.
Please help me to shine Your Light with the gifts you have bestowed on me. Show me how to see with Your eyes all that is happening in this world around me. Guide my heart to hear those in pain, so that I may wrap Your arms around them. Rid my mind of judgment and resentment, so I can be free to love and understand myself, and free to love and understand others.
As I hear sirens pass down the road, I pray for all involved. As I listen about a recent shooting, I pray for all involved. As I learn of a natural disaster destroying cities, I pray for all involved.
But what I understand from Your Word is that prayer includes action.
I pray for guidance to move in Your direction; not sit back and ask: “Why?”
I pray for courage to answer the question: “What more can I do right now?”