God, give me strength to look beyond the aches from my past; to let go of those not worth my pain, and the courage to hold on to those that are. Remind me in every moment to see the beauty in life and the world around us. Give me the wisdom to know what is right, the determination to do what I must, the drive to get where I need to be, and the heart to be what you planned for me. Pry my eyes with the prism of difference to be found; cloak my mind from the evils I will find all around. Fill my heart with the love and patience I need; to share with the hurt and the pained- those who bleed. God, give me the strength. You know what I need. Be with me.