Prayer for faith

Almighty Father,

I pray for the ability to forget the negative things in my long gone past, and remember only the good. I pray for the peace of mind and sense of hope and reassurance that comes with faith in God and eternal life. I ask that you lift the burden of my past misfortunes by erasing them from my memory, and replace them with thoughts of being a good person and doing the right thing. Also, with gratitude for what I have, which is health, a roof over my head, enough to eat every day, and the gift of life. I thirst for the sense of confidence that faith in eternal life in heaven brings. I pray with everything I have that this be restored to my soul. I understand that my only hope for true happiness in this life lays with you, Lord. To understand that faith is the underlying rock which no misfortune can shake. Faith in God and the eternal bring peace to my troubled soul. Let me understand that this life is transitory, the briefest flash in the never-ending timelessness of the universe. That very shortly death will arrive to take me, and that my actions here on earth will be taken into account to determine my worthiness for eternal happiness. And that is it this more than any brief external misfortunes or victories which happen to occur in this life which are of true importance. It’s not this life, but the next, where my hopes and aspirations must lay.

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