Prayer of Thanks for People
God of Love, I thank you for the people in my life who are easy to love. I thank you for my family and friends who understand my actions, who support me in my decisions, and whose presence can lift the burden of a thorny day.
Help me with those who are difficult to love. When they come to me with criticism and wild expectations, when they ignore me or try to bend me to their will, let me recognize their flaws and their dangers. But then let me remember your attitude toward them, and lead me to see them in the light of your love. Amen.