Helping America's Most Vulnerable
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Beginning With Gratitude

prayer for week of April 4

O God, for sun peaking through spring trees, we are grateful.

For the smell of wet, rich, earth; the robin's return; a flowering crocus, we praise You.

For the smiles of children, and heartfelt appreciation from those we love for care given, we remember the priorities of life and stand in awe.

As we begin this new week, we pray for perspective. May we react with patience in difficult situations. May we be kind to ourselves when we are not at our best. Help us O God to begin this day, this week, with gratitude for your love and presence. Guide us as we strive to live balanced, compassionate, examples of a loving God, at peace with ourselves, and the world.

Amen

Al Boyce

Chaplain, member of Ministry Team

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