Let me be strong in you, God.
Let my strength come not from striving
but from centering
Let my strength come not from pushing
but from placing
myself in your hands.
Let my strength come not from grit
but from your grace
Let my strength come not from power
but from the peace
only you can give.
In this strength, I pray…
to refrain from reacting with hurtful words or actions
to return kindness and gentleness in the face of hostility
to walk gently as a steward of this earth
to stand firm in times of trial
to seek understanding in conflict
and to know when to speak or remain silent.
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