A prayer that made me think

Lord Jesus, I think I might have overlooked too many people. I might have avoided people you love:

• people who have a bad reputation 

• people who are irritating or ill-tempered 

• people who are from a different social background to me 

• people who look untidy or smell unclean 

• people who embarrass me 

• people who disagree with me 

Forgive me for living a life that is unlike yours.

Forgive me for receiving your abundant love and then failing to share it.

And then improve my eyesight. So that when I see others I can see how much you love them. And then join in with your love.

Give me the courage today to open a conversation with someone I have previously avoided. So that the glory of your love is seen a fraction more in my life.