I have been told I am a sinner and unworthy because I am human.
For, as a human being, I make mistakes.
I cannot dispute that I make mistakes, God.
It seems, sometimes, like my entire life is trial and error.
The worst part is, sometimes, I make a mistake over again because I did not learn from it the first time.
It is easy to judge myself and withhold love when I look at my life.
After all, God, am I smart enough?
Can I ever be?
More importantly, have I given anything to the world that it really needed?
Or have I concentrated on what I saw as my shortcomings, instead of giving what I had to give?
I know how to criticize myself, Lord. I have been very good at it.
Teach me how to accept and love myself as I am.
For, although I am grown, it is my naturemy human natureto keep trying things, as a child tries.
As a child falls, I have fallen.
That does not make me bad in Your eyes. It makes me brave.
For I am resilient, and I never give up trying new things.
Which is how You created me. You created me as a seeker.
You gave me courage to fall and stand up again.
You gave me curiosity that wants to know and see and experience.
So, like a child, sometimes I get in trouble.
Or, sometimes what I do winds up not feeling good.
Guide me, Lord, so that I explore and savor life in safety, knowing I am worthyinfinitely worthyof Your protection and love.
Just as my infant child is worthy of my love when she falls, so am I worthy of my own love as I explore life.
Fill me with love for myself. Transform me with new appreciation.
Align me with my highest good, for You know I deserve it.
I am worthy:
I am worthy of tender care
I am worthy of a life I love
I am worthy of loving friends and family
I am worthy of wonderful work
I am worthy of peaceful thoughts
I am worthy of a peaceful world
I am worthy of a healthy, happy body
and I am worthy of Your guidance and protection.
And the miracle is, when I accept these things as my Divine Right, then I serve You better.
I serve You at the highest level.
I serve You in joy, in gratitude and in freedom.
I have no agenda other than loving You and All That Is.
So I accept my worthiness now, and I am made anew.
I live in Your heart, bathed in Your love for me.
You love me. I can do no less.
Thank You, Divine Friend, Companion, Creator. You bless my life with such meaning. My life is my prayer to You.
And so it is.