Man’s greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies
instead of making peace with his neighbors.
~ Elbert Hubbard
I pray to you, God, for the families of my neighborhood. Visit them. Throw their troubles out of them and bring hope. Make the daily cares that devour the heart disappear. Present solutions to life’s problems. Settle the disturbed relationships among members of different families whom I know or don’t know.
O Lord, remind the people of our area that you exist, that you are a strong and loving Protector. Keep away, Lord, anything that causes the disturbance of peace from souls, and the escape of sleep from our eyes. Stay a little while more tonight in our neighborhood. Spread peace along with the night. Let the harshness of the day and its struggles not spread over the night too, God.
(a prayer by Demetrios, Archbishop of America, Greek Orthodox;
Source: Bob Hostetler’s Prayer Blog)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“I am feeling more and more connected to others each and every day.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)