Day 5: For when you need to pray to be more loving

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

This week we’ll focus on us…

Dear Lord,

Thank you for loving me with a love so large I can barely understand. Thank you for all of your blessings — including the blessing of forgiveness. I’ve failed this week, Lord. I’ve said things that cut instead of heal. I’ve been impatient, and I’ve missed opportunities to shower people with encouragement. Please forgive me, Lord, and help me to do better. I know that I’m most at risk of snapping at others when I feel the worst about myself — when I listen to all those critical voices. Help me to listen instead to your truth. Help me to focus on your grace-full opinion of me. And help me to fill up today with your love so it may overflow to others. Thank you, Lord. Thank you.