prayer for our week

O God, we begin another week knowing we are in the midst of holidays that focus on meeting deadlines, gatherings of friends and families while celebrating life and love.

Today, we remember our imperfections.

O God help us to be patient with ourselves and each other should tensions rise during this time of year. As we gather with our families for the holidays help us to remember the many joys of being together.

Help us to be more understanding and patient should we feel tensions rising.

May we enter this week with a sense of celebration for the dedicated and compassionate friends we work with. May we celebrate life and love with our families, even when we are aware of imperfections.

May this season of hope and joy unite us as one family at work and home.


Rev. Al Boyce, Chaplain