I think this has such potential though to be a powerful prayer … in fact I could adopt it for myself once the word “masculinity” is replaced with “real identity” all though it. 🙂
Great thought ……..How is this Steve TL
The Strugglers Prayer (revisited)
God, please show me how to accept my past and be hopeful about my future.
Show me how to be more accepting of the gift of uniqueness that you have given me, and give me the courage to always use this gift with the God-given purpose that you designed it for…….to show your amazing creativity and that no matter how many billions of people there are on this planet there will never be another person like me.
Show me how to welcome the power of my uniqueness .
I forgive all those who have wronged me in the past, will work towards finding the hidden gift in every negative experience and embrace it. Help me to accept full responsibility for my life as a human being and not blame others for who I have become. You gave me the power to choose my response.
Show me how to love and respect others..
Assist me to respect and admire other people for their strengths, qualities and for who they are as people, for as I do this, I will be shown how I am even more like them; a human being on a journey of discovery.
Show me how to see myself as you do, equal to other people…no greater…..no lesser…. but that we are all one.
Show me how I can assist other people to be true to their God-given uniqueness …..and that as I shine my unique light, I encourage others to do the same and not submit to pressure from others to snuff out your divine gift.
I pray that you will deliver to me opportunities to demonstrate my authenticity, according to your true purpose for me.
Give me the courage to form lasting meaningful friendships with others that allow my authenticity to develop further.
Assist me to be respectful of my body and mind, and to ensure that I can deliver for you through my humanity, the purpose that you have designed for me.
I release my thoughts, feelings, desires and actions as a human being into your hands, only then will I be able to use fully the beautiful gift of life and uniqueness that you have given me.
Allow me to see, completely and truthfully, the gifts that you have given me, and help me to see myself through your loving eyes.
I know to trust you,
I accept my God-given uniqueness in your name, and with your guidance, and my faith in you, I will become the free and authentic person that you have destined me to be.