Thank You, But Help Me, Too
You know that Anne Lamott says there are three types of prayers: “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” “Help me, help me, help me,” and “Wow, wow, wow.” Today is a full day of Thank yous.
But don’t forget to add the Help mes.
Help me, O God, recognize the hurt in the world and how I help create it.
Help me, O God, to reach out to people in need.
Help me, O God, to not be such an arrogant jerk.
Help me, O God, to be a person of love rather than fear.
Help me, O God, to know that I already have enough, and that someone next to me may not–and to give to them, rather than to myself.
Help me, O God, to do what’s right, even though it’s hard.