Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Because You Asked For It...

Lord, help me to get over myself.
Help me overcome the desire of wanting to be right, of wanting to have the last word.
Help me overcome my thin skin and permit to see how trivial most insults are, especially compared to the insults hurled against you at Calvary, as You struggled to carry my salvation on Your shoulders.
Help me to see the beam in my own eye and to become blind to the speck in my neighbor's.
Permit me to see others as You see them.
Permit me to endure what You will for me, without complaint.
Help me recognize that without You, I am nothing,
That without You, I can do nothing,
That with You, nothing is impossible.
Then, and only then, will I be able to achieve union with You, so that I might decrease and You might increase,
So that when others look at me,
They see only You.


  1. Thanks Joyce...just what the divine *physician* ordered : ) I love the last part...about when others look at me, they shall see Christ...long way to go before I get to that point! ~Theresa

  2. Me, too, Theresa, we're on that path together. I'm sure this is not an original prayer, except for the "help me get over myself" part!

  3. Meant to say "I know it's not an original prayer". I'm sure I have seen all of these pleas in other prayers or writings. But it works for me.

  4. Oh for heaven's sake. You had to take it up a notch : ) .... Now you've got the thin skin and trivial insults in there..
    Looong way to go for me too. +

  5. Joyce, we've had a few disagreements in our discussions, and if I ever pushed your to anger or frustration, and I'm sure I have, I offer you my sincerest apology. I understand thin skin; mine is not the thickest either. Peace be with you.

  6. Manny, we disagree but it's always respectful and if it hasn't been, I'm unaware of it. And I offer the same apology to you, just in case! Peace


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