Just the Way we Are

prayer for our week

O God, you know our heart; our weakness; our good intentions; our determinations and those times when we just want to pull the covers over our head and not face the week ahead.

Today, O God, as we begin anew remind us all, each one, that we possess all that is necessary to face another day with joy.

Someone may be starting this week feeling insecure regarding their ability. Give them peace, O God.

Someone may be facing a challenge with an unknown outcome. Give them peace and courage, O God, we pray.

Someone may feel different from others and fear being accepted. O God, have someone cross their path this week who will cause them to experience kindness and welcome.

Grant us all the wisdom to see the wide circle of compassionate friends who believe in us, and a loving God who accepts us just the way we are; loving and lovable.