This Sunday Dr. Ellen Bell lead our Prayers of the People. Here is her prayer.
“O Lord, hear us in our trials as we transition from one part of life to another. Help us look full on with “clear eyes” whether at school, at home, at work, or volunteering. Make us realize the joys that part of life as well as the challenges – the kindnesses big and small, the graciousness in accepting our own humanity and that of others. Make us grateful for lucky breaks and dumb luck.
Give us “full hearts” to be conscious and intentional in what we do and say. Keep us steady. Help us persist.