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Prayers for Patience, Thanks or Encouragement

From Good Housekeeping Mag.

• GIVE ME SIMPLICITY
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough. -Meister Eckhart

• GIVE ME OPEN EYES
For each new morning with it’s light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything thy goodness sends. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

• GIVE ME A BREAK!
God, grant me the power
To get out of this shower. -Monica Sheehan

• GIVE ME MINDFULNESS
God, help us to live slowly
To move simply
To look softly
To allow emptiness
To let the heart create for us. Amen.
-Michael Leunig

• GIVE ME FAITH
If you put your whole trust in God, as you ought, He most certainly will give you sustenance, as He doth the birds; they come out hungry in the morning but return full to their nests. -the prophet Muhammad

• GIVE ME OPTIMISM
Whatsoever things are true, Whatsoever things are honest,
Whatsoever things are just, Whatsoever things are pure, Whatsoever things are lovely, Whatsoever things are of good report; If there be any virtue,
And if there be any praise,
Think on these things.
-Philippians 4:8, the Bible KJV

• GIVE ME THE GRACE OF A SILENT NIGHT
I still think that the prayer without words is the best. -C.S. Lewis

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