Lord, thank you for understanding me, just as I am. Thank you for accepting me even when I am a hopeless case. Perfect people in a perfect world have no need of your gift of hope. With my eyes on you, I want to see life as you see it. I don’t want to waste time being negative, focusing only on what can’t be or might change. Teach me how to find contentment even in these times of discontentment. With your perspective, we can all push past the impossible and find the courage to believe, that no matter what happens, your hope will lift your church to a higher place. In the precious name of your Son, Jesus, Amen.