Thanks for Family

Gracious God, thank you for the family that surrounds me in this earthly life.  Help us to honor each other with love and tenderness.  Give us the courage to forgive one another when we are hurt or betrayed.  Give us the desire to help each other walk the path of human life.  Give us the willingness to bear each other's burdens, share each other's laughter, and give each other space and room to grow.  When we look into each other's eyes, or touch one another's hearts, help us see your presence and bow with gratitude and awe.  I ask this for the sake of your love