Tuesday, April 13, 2010

We Need To Remember Patience…

I received this prayer in my email this morning and thought I would share it with all of you, maybe we will think twice before getting upset or angry next time we encounter one of these situations.
Best  Prayer We Can All Continually Say...

Heavenly  Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut  us off in traffic last night is a single mother  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  her children and/or grandchildren.

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 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 a
ll 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 just to 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. Matt 5:44 
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