We know that life is not always fair and pleasant for some of us but it's still darn good. There are no instructions how to go about it but it's okay. We all wake up each day to face the battle in this insular world, anyway. It's true, there are mornings when we get up from bed that we think life may not go the way we dream it. There are nights we think that life is too much to bear, but it's alright.
Yes, life has been full of sufferings and pains. It makes us feel lost and not sure where we're heading to. There's no sure direction because the map is not that well-defined. But, please show us the perfect way and help us stay strong through your guidance.
There are times that we we're looking for happiness and we think it's kind of unfair. We may readily agree with the statement that all men are equal. But we don't have to live long before discovering that life treats some people better than us or others. Some people work so hard and remain poor for the rest of their lives while others are born to wealth or seem to get all the breaks. Some people enjoy good health, others don't. Some people are begging for just a piece of bread to live a life. But this is something we have to understand and accept without resentment. When we look at others and see the unfairness of life, please teach us to always, always change our focus.
It's true happiness is so elusive. Some of us always come to the world crying. They said, being happy is the simplest thing in the world but that's a lie. It's hard for some of us to be happy and we often wonder why. We spend too much time begging for something and it torments us that we have never received what we're begging for. There are people who are heartless who keep breaking our hearts into pieces. Teach us to include them in our prayers when we rest our heads on our pillows at night. We don't know what tomorrow may bring, so please, let us learn how to forgive and never, ever hold negative feelings in our hearts for too long.
Lord, let us always remember that there is nothing permanent in this world. There is nothing precise. And love is not always easy. We cannot always make people love us. But, help us try to be the one who can be loved, in any way.
In this world where callous thoughtfulness and selfish indifference are all too common, show us how to be more and more compassionate to others in a sense that could make our lives wonderful especially when motivated with your love. Let us find solace in our shortcomings when we look at them through the lens of self-acceptance. We need your guidance and strength. We know that we are under your powerful hands, let us feel your unfailing love each day that we may enjoy the moments of great joy and unimaginable sweetness of life. Give us your peace in the midst of our difficulties and sufferings. Stretch our patience to enlarge our soul.
Lord, give us a task we enjoy or a person whose company we love and could make time worthwhile. We know that this journey of our lives requires strength, perseverance and inevitable struggles along the way- both within and without, stay with us always.
And for as long as we have your unfailing love, we promise that we'll never give up no matter what. We will continue for a good fight.