We aren’t very good with choices.
It’s hard to choose between the best thing for us and the best thing for others.
Choosing the right voices to listen to is hard. There are so many voices and so many options and so many things going wrong.
Choosing the right people to follow is hard. There are so many people who claim to be right and so many people who mess up. Including ourselves.
And then we struggle with deciding between trusting you and trusting ourselves.
We confess that we are not enough.
We confess that our choices are disappointing to us, to those we love.
We confess that we think that our choices are disappointing to you.
We confess that we don’t understand how you look at us very well at all.
Forgive our disbelief.
Search our hearts and help us know your love.
Give us peace to listen to you.
Give us discernment to know that it is you.
Give us courage to follow you.
Help us stand strong.
Hold us when we are weak.
Hear our prayer. we ask.
And let us know you do.
This prayer is available in “God. We Need You”: A Year of Prayer in a Hospital Chapel.