Great God, give me the strength it takes to listen without judgment and speak without criticism…to trust rather than to fear, to try again and again to make peace even when peace eludes me..
I ask for the vision to be a builder of the human community rather than its destroyer. I ask for the humility to understand the fears and hopes of other people who come to us for help.
I ask for the heart it takes to care for all the people who come to us for healing in their marriages.
Give me the depth of soul, O God, to sow love and wisdom wherever I go.
For You, O God, have been merciful to me.
For You, O God, have been patient with me.
For You, O God, have been gracious to me.
And so may I be merciful and patient and gracious and trusting
with these others whom you also love.
This I ask through Jesus, Your Son, my Savior and my LORD.
This I ask forever and ever. Amen
FOOD FOR THOUGHT