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.