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"Help me to perform whatever miracles you want of me today."

Prayer To Increase Self-Worth and Self-Esteem

Dear God,

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?

Successful enough?

Loving enough?

Rich enough?

Thin 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 nature—my human nature—to 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 worthy—infinitely worthy—of 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.
Amen.




beautiful book of prayers

Also see January 23rd: I Trust My Life Has Purpose


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