Prayers for a Whole Life : Day 20

a prayer for being okay


God, save me
from my list of all the things
I think I should be

(forgive me
for not being
thankful enough for this,
for always thinking I should be
more,
better,
different)

teach me
how to be inspired
by the work of others
without
beating myself up for
not having done the work first

forgive me
for the competitive spirit
that degrades me,
instead of challenging me

lead me
to a clearer view
of myself, the gifts you’ve given,
the ways I’m being called to use them
and
give me
mind, heart, hands, feet
that are ready to act

thank you
thank you
for bringing me here
and for making me
okay

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