In a recent class, we discussed the role of praying in our lives, and whether these are words of ‘asking’ or words of ‘gratitude.’
Here is a wonderful prayer of ‘asking’ from our new prayer book, Mishkan T’filah, that contains some magnificent poetry and meditations.
Grants us enough health to fulfill our duties
and the compassion we need to attend others.
Teach us humility that we may perceive our own faults
and grants us the wisdom of forgiving others.
Give us the courage to be true to our high selves
and the charity to see the best in those around us.
Give us patience enough not to become discouraged,
hope enough to overcome all fears for the future
and faith enough to know Your presence.