Give me faith, but don’t put me in situations that require it.
Give me hope, but don’t disappoint me.
Give me contentment, but give me everything I want.
Give me grace, but don’t put me around people who need it.
Give me patience, but don’t make me wait.
Give me forbearance, but don’t let people hurt me.
Give me compassion, but don’t let people bother me.
Give me comfort, but don’t let me experience grief.
Give me character, but don’t give me trials.
Give me answers, but don’t give me cause to question.
Give me discernment, but don’t let me experience uncertainty.
Give me self-control, but don’t let me be tempted.
Give me purpose, but don’t make me work to find it.
Give me perseverance, but don’t let me fail.
Give me peace, but don’t make me sacrifice.
Give me love, but don’t let me experience loss.
Give me success and I’ll give you credit.
Give me fame and I’ll share it with You.
Give me an easy life and I’ll follow You.
Your good and faithful servant,
Nathan Magnuson is a leadership consultant, coach, speaker, and thought leader. To learn more about his services, visit NathanMagnuson.com/consulting or follow him on Twitter.
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