Prayer: That I May Be as You Have Intended

Though Your word reminds me that I am wonderfully and fearfully made by Your hand, Your blessed and beloved child Heavenly Father, there are days when I can’t even stand to look at myself. Though You knit me together still when I was in my mother’s womb, weaving me into who I am, who I see when I look at myself isn’t who I am, it isn’t who I want to be. It weighs on me Heavenly Father, breaking me even as I look to find ways to change myself, hating who, at present, stares back at me in the mirror.

In this moment of trial, I need You my Father. I need you to take me and to touch me, to remind me in those ways that I have forgotten, in those places where I have forgotten, that I am created in Your divine and holy image for all the good works You have intended for me. Let me not lead myself astray because I cannot or will not see myself clearly, because I judge myself by what I see and not what I should know. Teach me, O Father, not to try to change myself, but only to let myself be led. Show me Your path to peace and to hope for my life that I may know who I am is who You have woven together in the wondrous miracle of Your love. Then shall I see myself clearly through the eyes of Your grace and mercy, in the boundless strength of Your daily plan for me and not by the standards of this world that so clouds my eyes and my judgments.

In the name of Your Son, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

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