Helping America's Most Vulnerable

Our Better Selves

prayer for the week


O God, remind us to treat others as we wish to be treated within our home, workplace, and the world.

As we begin another week, give us a desire to live lives that call forth our better selves. When we would be tempted to speak ill of another, call us to our better selves. When we would express anger in hurtful ways, call us to our better selves. When we would put our desires ahead of what is best for the whole, call us to our better selves.

When we would see our way as the only way, call us to our better selves.

May the spiritual benefits of caring for others as much as we care for ourselves be evident. Let such caring elevate our day, and week, into a deep settling peace and appreciation for our families, co-workers and the world about us.

Call us, O God, to pause as we start another week and reflect on the characteristics of our better selves. May we lay our head on the pillow each night knowing we have done our best to live in love of self and neighbor.

Amen

Rev. Al, Chaplain