An Advent Prayer

Loving God, with your help,
I am growing in gratitude for life, just as life is.

Thank you for all the goodness you offer.
Thank you for uniting us as members of your creation.
Thank you for reconciling us.

Loving God, my body and mind belong to you.
Please help me to only consider the past and the future if
such considerations are consistent with your will.
Please help me to remain calm and healthy.

Thank you for the peace, joy, and wonder that I can experience at this moment.

I Love you.
Much in life is beyond my control.
I trust you.
I am capable of making some changes.
Please fill me with humility.
Please be my partner.
Thank you for helping me to discern what is good.
Amen.

-Written by James Schreiner of L’Arche Highland house in Arlington, Va.