We thank you for this day, and for your unmerited mercy and grace that you restore to us every day. Cover us in your blessings so that we may be good people and do good works in your Name.
During this holiday season, we ask for more patience, bearing in mind that when we ask for patience we often get trials. Please keep our tests to a minimum as we face the daily hardships in our lives as everyone is stressed out as it is. Give us the patience to be gentle with others as we go about our day, and direct our inner minds to be kind, smile, and speak a word of encouragement. We know everyone is dealing with something, help us to remember that we are not the only ones suffering in our hearts and that sharing a smile or holding the door for someone can be the one nice thing that happens to another. Help us to be the change we need in this world.
Lord we also ask to protect our loved ones, ward us from any evil doings that may try to come upon our paths or in our minds. Help us to be vigilant in not thinking negative thoughts of ourselves and others. Help us to guard our tongues as we speak words aloud, because we know that it has a mind of its own.
Shower us with your love and light, and bring healing to whoever needs it in whatever form that they can receive. Restore peace in our hearts where possible, show us how we can serve you this day.
I share this prayer in the name of Jesus, Amen.