Thursday, July 8, 2021

A Prayer for Dealing with Difficult People

St. Thérèse of Lisieux (often referred to as The Little Flower) was a French nun and one of the most popular Roman Catholic saints. She is particularly known for her Little Way, which speaks of not of doing great things but of doing small things with great love.  

I particularly like her Prayer for Dealing with Difficult People. Even if you substitute the name of your particular Higher Power the words are still powerful.

Dear Heavenly Father, 
I pray that you show me the way,
for I do not know how to deal 
with this difficult person in my life.
I know that you have placed them here 
for a reason and I am grateful for that. 
Grant me your Godly Wisdom 
so that I may uplift your name! 
Give me strength and courage 
so that I can forgive them just as 
you have forgiven me. 
Please guide my thoughts and actions as I deal with them. 


Five years ago: I Scream


  1. This needs to be on the front of a t-shirt. Upside down so it can be easily referred too.

  2. Words of wisdom, turn it over and ask for patience. Thank you for that reminder.

  3. I often just go with avoidance, it keeps me from saying things I can't take back.