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Thoughts from Gretchen

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Dear God, I ask…

…that I may have the COURAGE to do what is hard; courage to hold off the quitter in me; courage to stand by my convictions.

…that I may have that gift of WISDOM, knowing the true value of material things.  May I never choose a creature, object or pleasure in preference to You.  May I have a true sense of values knowing what to fight for and what to ignore.

…that I may have a wholesome ATTITUDE in life.  Let me see that my mistakes, set-backs, and disappointments can be turned to my advantage if I have the right outlook.

…that I may ACT towards others, not just react.  Instead of returning unkindness for unkindness, let me be the master of the situation and act as I should, no matter how others treat me.

…that I may RESPECT others.  I know my own importance, but never let me lose sight of the importance of others.  Let my consideration for family and friends overcome my own selfish interests.

…that I may have PEACE OF MIND knowing that I am trying to be my best self.  By Your grace may no one be cheapened because of my company.  May I always strive to bring out the best in others.

…that I may take a few minutes EACH DAY to think about these things.

 

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