Running the Race

prayer for our week beginning Augst 8, 2016

Running the Race

As this week of Olympic feat fills our consciousness, remind us, O God, that doing OUR best despite expectations and demands of others is all that is required. Help us to identify with the journey of others, but NOT compare. Give us, O God, the emotional, physical and spiritual strength to do what must be done at home, work, and in the community, and be content knowing we did our best.

With intention, we breathe in joy and breathe out fear. We breathe in peace and breathe out unrealistic expectations. With every breath help us to run our race of life with contentment, acceptance, and gratitude, just for this day.


Reverend Al Boyce