Prayer For Kindness And Compassion
Lord, it's horrible to admit, but some days my kids feel like the opposite of a reward. If iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another (Proverbs 27:17), today's the day I might just be whittled away. Right now, I'm hiding in the bathroom, trying and failing to reign in my overwhelming frustration.
Fill me with everlasting patience and drown my anger with your peace. Help me parent my kids the way you parent mewith kindness and love. Thank you for giving them to me.
Lord, I miss the way we used to be. It's my fault, I know. I haven't had the patience to rest at your feet and meditate on your Word. I've been too impatient to wait on your will. I've gotten used to making things happen right now instead of waiting on you to guide my steps.
Bring me back to those days when I hungered for your plans. Give me the patience to linger in your presence. Pause my racing thoughts and self-imposed time limits. Thank you for being the only one who can truly take away my urge to do life by myself. Thank you for showing me that putting you first is what's best for me.
Lord, some of Your people are hard to love. They can be moody, mean, difficult, and impossible to understand. They blame me for things I didn't do and have expectations I can't meet. Sometimes I wish You hadn't put them in my life.
I need You to show me how much You love them. Reveal what You see under the surface, where they're hurting, and tell me how to make a difference. Thank you for giving me your patience to be kind and compassionate when I don't have my own and for loving me when I'm the one who's difficult in someone else's life.
Lord, I don't feel humble, gentle, or patient today when it comes to my spouse. It's not just the big thingsalthough they never seem to go awayit's also the little things that pile up and chisel at my smile. Sometimes it's hard to remember the days when the relationship was easy and fun.
Walk between us today. Speak peace into our hearts. Give us an infinite amount of patience when it comes to understanding each other. Draw us back to the days when being together didn't feel so hard. Thank you that there are three people in this relationship, not two. Thank you for cheering on my marriage, not from the sidelines, but from the middle of the field.
Lord, today is rough. And I haven't even climbed out of bed. There's too much clouding my mind, too much to face, and I can already feel the meltdown brewing inside. I don't have enough patiencewith myself or anyone elseto make it through the morning, let alone the day.
Would you meet me here and give me yours? Would you lift me up and carry me out of my room? Would you walk me through my day? Thank you for never being tired or drained. Thank you for having the power to renew my patience and my strength.
Dear Lord we ask that you remove all hate and bitterness from our hearts we ask that you replace that with your mercy and compassion. We ask you help us forgive others for their wrongs and also they forgive us. Let your Holy spirit inebriate our hearts minds souls and bodies.
We ask that you remove our shortcomings and replace them with blessings of love kindness and ever growing faith. Lord please help us to be more Luke you in evey aspect of our lives.
I ask you to especially bless the lonely souls who's family's have departed from this earth and are seated next to you for one day they will be united in YOUR most HOLY place..
In Jesus name we pray.
Lord, thank you for all you do for me. Thank you for your provisions in my life. You have given me so much that in some ways I feel spoiled by you. I feel comforted and well cared for by you. I cannot imagine my life in any other way. You have blessed me beyond what I could have imagined, in spite of me not deserving all these blessings. I thank you for that.
That is why I am on my knees before you today. Sometimes I feel like I take my privilege for granted, and I know that I need to do more for those that don't have what I have in my life. I know there are those that don't have a roof over their heads. I know that there are those seeking out jobs and live in fear of losing everything. There are poor and disabled. There are lonely people and desperate people that are all in need of my compassion.
Yet sometimes I forget about them. Lord, I come before you today to ask you for a reminder that I cannot just dismiss the poor and downtrodden of the world. You ask us to care for our fellow man. You ask that we care for widows and orphans. You tell us throughout Your Word about compassion and that there are those in such great need of our help that we should not ignore them. And yet I feel blind at times. I get so wrapped up in my own life that those people become easy to dismissalmost invisible.
So Lord, please open my eyes. Please let me see those around me that are in need of my compassion. Compel me to listen to them, to hear their needs. Give me the heart to be interested in their troubles and provide for me the means to help them. I want to be compassionate. I want to be like you that had so much compassion for the world that you sacrificed your Son on a cross for us. I want to have that kind of heart for the world that I will do all I can to be a voice for the oppressed, a giver to the poor, and encouragement for the disabled.
And Lord, let me be the voice of reason to those around me, calling on them to show their compassion, too. Let me be an example of You to them. Let me be the light that they see so that You come through. When we see someone in need, lay that person on my heart. Open the hearts of those around me to create a better world by providing for those that cannot care for themselves.
Lord, I desire so much to be compassionate. I want to be aware of those in need. I want to have the means to help. Let me give to those who are not as privileged as I am. Give me the confidence in my actions so that I can give back. Let me be open to my imagination so that the creativity I may need can flow easily and not be suppressed by doubt. Let me be what others need, Lord. This is all I ask. Use me as a vessel of compassion to a world in need.
In your Holy Name, Amen.
Keep me, O God, from pettiness; let me be large in thought, in word, in deed. As I look into my past with its pain and fear, may I see my hurt through the eyes of love. Let me be done with faultfinding and leave off self-seeking. May I put away all pretense and meet others face to face without self-pity and without prejudice. May I never be hasty in my judgement, but generous. Let me take time for all things; make me grow calm, serene, gentle. You did not create me to be burned out and exhausted but to be an effective person who does your bidding. Teach me to put into action my better impulses, straightforward and unafraid. Grant that I may realize that it is the little things that create great differences, that in the big things of life we are as one. And, O Lord God, help me to recognize that if I would be strong again, I just remember always to be loving and kind. Amen.