Looking in my archives, the first thing that popped out was this Prayer for love a friend shared with me three years ago. I haven’t seen it for at least two, and now that I found it I don’t want such a beautiful text to be disregarded. So here it goes:
“Today, Lord, help me to accept myself the way I am, without judgement. Help me to accept my mind the way it is, with all my emotions, my hopes and dreams, and my unique personality. Help me to accept my body the way it is, with all its beauty and perfection.
Today, Lord, clean my mind of emotional poison and self-judgment, so that I can live in peace and love. Let the love for myself be so strong that I can never reject myself or sabotage my happiness and personal freedom. Let me love and accept myself without judgement, because when I judge myself, I find myself guilty, and then need to punish myself.
With the power of self-love, let all my relationships be based on love and respect. Help me to let go of the need to tell others how to think or how to be. Let me accept the people I love just the way they are, without judgement, because when I judge them and blame them, I find them guilty and want to punish them. Help Me, Lord, to love everything you create with no conditions, because when I reject your creations I reject you.
Today Lord, help me to start my life over with the power of self-love. Help me to explore life, to take risks and to love myself unconditionally. Let me open my heart to the love that is my birthright so that I can share my love wherever I go.