Friday, May 18, 2007

A New Jewish Mother's Prayer

The prayer of a Jewish woman, who adopted a child from Vietnam who immediately got very sick, as told in the book How Doctors Think :

Dear Lord,
Having been created in Your image
I am full of unrealized potential
The realization of which
Depends upon my acknowledgment of the potential,
My recognition of all the gifts from You with which I am endowed,
And my exploitation of the opportunities that lie open before me.
Please Lord, help me rise to meet the challenge.
Let me use those gifts for the benefit of all people.
Dear Lord,
For all that I am
And all that I can be
I thank You.

The story of how this woman lived out her faith-- practicing what she prayed -- from chapter 5, A New Mother’s Challenge is well worth the read.

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