A Prayer About Trust In Others - 365 Pocket Evening Prayers
A prayer about Trust In Others
When my cynicism shows
I have been burned so often that I am finding it difficult to trust anyone. Today someone made a promise, and I thought, Yeah, right—that’ll never happen! I don’t want to be a cynical or skeptical person, Lord. Everyone is a sinner—no one’s perfect, and I shouldn’t expect them to be; eventually every relative, friend, neighbor, coworker, and others will let me down. I expect to be understood and forgiven when I fail to live up to something I said or when I fail and fall, and I should offer the same understanding and forgiveness to others. My lack of trust has hurt my relationships because I have been keeping my distance emotionally. I want to be a loving person, and you have told me that love “never loses faith.” So when young people act their age, help me to cut them some slack. When imperfect and finite people act negatively, help me to see them as you do and forgive. And when I’ve been hurt repeatedly, give me strength to endure “through every circumstance.” I want to trust again.
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:7