remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really out to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.
i use this prayer to remind me that things aren't always as they seem and/or that the world doesn't revolve around me. i really do try to live by the golden rule; treat others as you would want to be treated (matthew 7:12). but there are situations that come at me too fast and my first reaction isn't how i would want to be treated.
so my prayer is that i be able to look beyond the circumstances and to the heart of the person (or people) that i come in contact with. my prayer is to be more like Jesus - loving and compassionate. as a christian, it's important for me to treat others as Jesus would treat them. i have to remember that i might be the only Jesus someone else sees. i might be the only bible that someone reads.
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