A Prayer for Wednesday

God, there are times when I just want to throw someone through a wall.
And the week is barely half over!
Help me be kind to those who aren’t.
Help me be kind to my family and friends who must live with me.
Help me to be kind to those who try the patience I prayed for on Monday.
I’m feeling overwhelmed, God.
Stand beside me.
Let me feel your presence.

(Take a moment and sit in silence. Breathe deeply. Calm yourself.)

Stay with me, God.
Get me through this crazy week.
Help me deal with these crazy people.
Fill my soul.
Amen.

Taken from “The Book of Uncommon Prayer: Contemplative and Celebratory Prayers and Worship Services for Youth Ministry” by Steven L. Case,  published by Zondervan, 2002

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