Prayer to Make You Think Religion

  • View author's info Posted on Nov 20, 2005 at 12:38 PM

    Best Prayer I Have Heard In A Long Time...

    Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off
    in traffic last night is a single father 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 his 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.

    If you send this to 5 people, then you have a chance to touch 5 people.
    You won't get any wish for material things, however you might just
    find a piece of serenity and the warmth of God's touch.

    Working for God on earth doesn't pay much.....but His retirement plan
    is out of this world!
  • 3Comments

  • View author's info Posted on Nov 21, 2005 at 09:30 AM

    Sometimes we get in such a hurry that we forget to stop and think of someone other than ourselves, and need reminding. Thanks for reminding me!
  • View author's info Posted on Nov 20, 2005 at 09:16 PM

    Thank you, Smile. I can always count on you to make my day. : )
  • View author's info Posted on Nov 20, 2005 at 02:03 PM

    Gives us something to think about and to appreciate what we have.
    A little tolerance would do everybody good.