We ask ourselves in the leadership team to write our prayers once a week that can focus us for the week. This is what I came up with after several gloomy days in which I really didn’t want to get out of bed.
Merciful Father who has safely woken us up to a new sun; keep with us this day as we meet with so many chances to mess up. Grant us the courage to face up and not run away. Keep us from posturing and exaggerating our strengths. Help us to accept our bad habits as things that destroy us and to come up in our minds with new habits that help us to be good and not pathetic. Do not forget to pop into our lives during the day and challenge us to grow in beauty. This we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen