Heavenly Father, we start this week with a lot of things ahead of us.
We’ll have challenges, successes, disappointment and excitement;
and others will experience the same kinds of things.
Help us to be sensitive to those around us,
rejoicing with them when good things happen,
empathizing in the hard times, and
encouraging them when they need a lift.
Thank You for being our constant Companion,
the Friend Who sticks closer than a brother,
the Lifter of our heads.
Help us to share Your grace
through Christ our Lord, Amen.