"Whatever is true,
whatever is honorable,
whatever is just,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is gracious,
if there is any excellence,
if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things."
Help us, Lord, to think about you.
Our thoughts are so far away from you.
Help us to dwell on things that are really important.
Help us to see things from your point of view.
Thank you for the trees that are so lovely.
Help us to think the best about people instead of the worst.
Help us to be loving and forgiving people. It is so hard.
You are EXCELLENT!
You are wonderful.
We praise you for who you are.
We pray for the truth to be made known to the world.
Open the minds of those who have closed their hearts to the truth.
Give us your wisdom, O Lord.
We ask all these things --- for you told us to ask.
Thanks for hearing our prayers.