Help me, too, Lord, to live in a way that honors You. In difficult circumstances when there seems to be nothing but trouble all around me, help me to live with a grateful heart. Give me eyes to see something other than just my troubles. Help me to see how You are at work in my life so that I might speak real words of gratitude and not just the platitudes of gratitude. If I cannot get where I need to be, where You want me to be in the present moment, then, Lord, help me to be moving in the right direction.
Lord, I am grateful for Your help and Your forgiveness. I know I am not who I have been called to be; yet, You have been faithful to give me mercy, not just once, but again and again. I know nothing else to say or offer except my deep gratitude. I would be lost without the way You have led me along through my life and these recent days. It seems that all I know to do when praying is to say, "Lord, have mercy," and You have and You do. Thank you, Lord. Thank You. Amen."