A prayer…that really was something I needed to read

Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in
traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day
and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the
laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young
man who can’t make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college
student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of
not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the
same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to
addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow
through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are
savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she
got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping
together.

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give
us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love
with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are
close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick
to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

Working for God on earth doesn’t pay much……but His retirement
plan is out of this world.

All that is italics came with the prayer, written by whom I do not know.  I don’t really think we work for our salvation…but the rest was a pretty good reminder.

 And you know, His retirement plan really does pretty much ROCK!  Much better than any plan I could possibly dream up for myself!

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2 Responses to “A prayer…that really was something I needed to read”

  1. That is awsome…I have had a few things happen this last year that truely allow me to look at people and situations differently. Thanks for sharing this prayer.

  2. I’ve seen this before, but it is great.

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