Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
~1 John 4:7-8
O God, who made absolutely unique, help me to value more the person You made me to be. Protect me from comparisons and envy and discouragement over what I am not. Inspire me to become more the person that I am and that I should be. Grant that I may understand that You love me, faults and all, and that I may accept myself even as you accept me..I ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen
-Andrew M. Greeley, Love Affair