A prayer that gets me through the day: • I pray that I can see clearly so as not to miss anything that is meant to be seen. • I pray that I can hear clearly so as not to miss anything that is meant to be heard. • I pray that I can remember clearly so as not to forget anything that is meant to be remembered. • I pray that I can understand clearly everything that was meant for me to understand. • I pray that I know everything that was meant for me to know. • I pray that I can appreciate everything that was meant to be appreciated. • I pray that I can give love and forgiveness in place of criticism and pain, as I wish for myself. • I pray for the wisdom that comes only from God’s grace so that I can analyze whatever I am dealing with clearly. I never liked praying as a young girl. I did not appreciate having to repeat prayers, for after a while, doing so became meaningless to me. It was just memorized words repeated quickly in order to get it over with. After I began discovering myself, I saw prayer in a different light. I see it as a conversation with God . . . The prayer I wrote above came from my getting to know who I truly am and taking a good look at myself and the role I play in life. My life is just like this book; everything is connected. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, neighbor, coworker, and more. Prayer to me is a conversation, a way to reconnect, to achieve clarity and find the peace from within that can only come from the spirit of my higher source.