Prayer of the Day

Today I pray for the gift of an open heart. Loving God, let me not drift into rash judgments and criticisms. Give me you long view of life. Let me rejoice in the good and hope for change in the less good. Today I will practice an open heart towards these beloved children of yours ________. Hold them in your love. I ask for the gift of PATIENCE with people who annoy me.  Let me shut my mouth when I am with them and open my ears. Let me hear their pain and offer healing. Holy Spirit of wisdom, help me see with the eyes of my heart.