Today is January 15, 2021 -
*Adapted from Talking to God by Rabbi Naomi Levy
God, I wish I could pray and You would magically free me from illness. I wish I were not handed this fate.
But the only life I have is the one You have given me.
Help me, God, to realize all the gifts hidden inside me. Teach me that there is a way around each obstacle, that I can surmount each barrier in my path.
Shield me, God, from stares and cruelty. Most of all, protect me from pity.
I don’t want people’s pity. I want their companionship, their respect, their love.
When I grow weary, God, renew my spirit. When I am frightened, teach me faith.
When I despair, fill me with hope.
When I get frustrated, be my comfort. Remind me to treasure all the miracles that I often ignore.
Bless me, God, with life and strength and joy. Amen.