The prayer power has never been tried to its full capacity . . . If we want to see mighty wonders of divine power and grace wrought in the place of weakness, failure and disappointment, let us answer God's standing challenge, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not!"
—J. Hudson Taylor
Teach me, Lord, to keep sweet and gentle in all the events of life—in disappointments, in thoughtlessness of others, in the insincerity of those I trusted, in the unfaithfulness of those on whom I relied.
Help me to put myself aside, to think of the happiness of others, to hide my little pains and heartaches, so that I may be the only one to suffer from them.
Teach me to profit by the suffering that comes to me. Help me to use it that it may mellow me, not harden or embitter me; that it may snake be broad in my forgiveness; kindly, sympathetic, and helpful. Amen.