The following is a prayer that I found useful to me in asking God for knowledge of His will for me and His Power to do it.

May it be your will Lord, my God and God of my ancestors that your compassion overwhelms Your desire for strict justice: turn to us with Your loving kindness. Have compassion for me and my entire family; shield us from all cruelty. Put false ways far from me and turn me away from visions that lead to futility. Lead me on a proper path. Open my eyes to the wonders that come from Your Truth. May I not be dependent on the gift of others, forsake me not as I grow older. Bless me with wisdom that will be reflected in all that I do. May kindness, compassion and love be my lot from You and from all who know me.  May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

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  • Heidi

    This is beautiful. I’m going to reflect on it. Kindness, cruelty, futile visions and proper path. Good things to bring before Him.