Today'S Prayer

Lord, I pray for forgiveness for how I behaved today.
I know that you love a cheerful giver, and today I was not that. The new neighbor displayed a sense of entitlement and was somewhat rude, and I bristled at this and closed my heart to her. I gave her some spare things from my household that she could perhaps use, but I did not give it with a cheerful heart. I was resentful and afraid that I would lose something and gain nothing in return.
But this is not how we are supposed to give. This is not what you taught us. We are to give in abundance, and you will always supply us with what we need. We are to look to you for our satisfaction- not the gratitude of a neighbor, or material hoarding.
I beg forgiveness, and I promise to remember this day and learn from it and never be afraid to give away things I do not need.
Thank you for the blessings you bestow upon me each day, including my very breath and life. I pray you bless my friends, loved ones, pets, neighbors, and everyone in the world who suffers. May they find shelter and new beginnings in you.

Amen
SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
36-40, F
Apr 3, 2013