This week’s For People is based on a prayer by Howard Thurman.
“The concern which I lay bare before You today is:
Whatever disaffection there is between me and those who are or have been very close to me—I would seek the root or cause of such disaffection, and with the illumination of Your mind, O God, to understand it. I give myself to Your scrutiny that, whatever there may be in me that is responsible for what has happened, I will acknowledge. Where I have wronged or given offense deliberately or without intention, I seek a face-to-face forgiveness. What I can undo I am willing to try; what I cannot undo, with that I seek to make my peace. How to do these things, what techniques to use, with what spirit—for these I need and seek Your wisdom and strength, O God. Whatever disaffection there is between me and those who are or have been very close to me, I lay bare before You.”
Prayers for Today by Howard Thurman