for the week of Sept 28, 2015

O God we begin this new week with the prayer for optimism.  Help us to understand that our human tendency to see failure at every turn is not an attitude that is healthy or good for us.  When the projects for the week seem unsurmountable help us to “just start” and trust that the little step of faith will bring continued success. Help us to lay aside fear of failure and embrace trust in the process of just putting one foot ahead of the other. When we think we are alone in our struggle and no one knows life quite like we do, show us how beautiful and wondrous life can be for us today, if we just adopt an optimistic attitude about life.