It is so easy to get caught up in the "what about me" syndrome. Most of us sooner or later grasp onto reality that life isn't all about oneself. We have loved ones that we care about. There are those that are less fortunate. There are many fighting for their lives. In any of these scenarios it is important to lift them up in prayer. To give them that added support needed to get through their days. To put others first. Prayer helps tremendously.
God of all Creation, our life today is your gift to us. Through devotion onto you, you invite us to be of service to others. Be with us this day as we try to bring your presence through us to the world. Give us the courage and generosity to respond to your call. Give us hearts that love and seek your love; give us eyes that see the goodness in everyone.
In the good things that come our way today, God, we give your praise. In the things that are not so good, please deepen our faith so that we may realize that you are forever within us.
We pray especially for those in need, the homeless, the starving, the sick, the dying, the disabled, the abused and their abusers, the victims of aggression, and those mourning the loss of a loved one. Have mercy and heal them. Let them awaken from ignorance and wrong thinking to Universal Law and Principles. Open all our minds and hearts so that we may build your kingdom here and now in what we think, say and do today and forever. And so it is. Amen