Care and Prayer
My favorite prayer is The Prayer by St. Francis of Assissi
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
I think of prayer as a daily conversation with God. I like to begin the day with "Good Morning, God" and end the day with "Thank you for this day." with conversation going on in between. I believe prayer is powerful because prayer opens us to be connected to the source of good.