My prayer today is that we can be open to a more abundant life. To accept the invitation of a higher power. A higher power that we can experience and know is real.
A God that can lead us to a higher purpose, an inner purpose that we can align with our outer purpose to help someone every day. I pray for the gift of discernment to know and be wise. To know that voice that speaks to us and speaks to us through others, to see signs that confirm the answers to our prayers.
I pray we nurture ourselves to have more compassion not just for ourselves but for others. May we have goodwill and grace for all. I pray we develop ourselves and be an example to others.
And as we nurture and develop ourselves I pray we let go of the past. The past pains that have caused us grief, wounds of abandonment, violence, racism, and emotional and sexual abuse. That we may be able to forgive others as God has forgiven us for all our transgressions. That we are free through forgiveness and that our life is renewed.
I pray we are free of judgments. That we judge not lest we be judged. Free us from judging ourselves and expectations of ourselves. We know that it’s our expectations that lead to our disappointments.
May we have faith and trust as you have commanded. I pray we have the faith of a mustard seed as we go through life. A life that brings us challenges of feeling hopeless and alone.
I pray we embrace the love that surrounds us. May we not take for granted those that love us unconditionally, our supporters, and those that guide us and lead us down our spiritual path. May we celebrate joy and share it with others.
I pray we find our voice and speak for those without a voice. May God use us to speak. That our silence is for only hearing and not to be mute for the injustices, the discriminations, and the great divide that we know does not exist because we are all connected souls and are one in the image of God.
God bring us peace and healing to our world. Help us to let go of control, judgment, guilt, shame, and anger. Help us heal from our grief, and pain of the past, and help us bring serenity, acceptance, and kindness to this world. This we claim in Jesus’ name! Amen.