A Prayer To Take Life In Dear Heavenly Father, Life often seems to pass us by. Time often seems to pass us by. We can sit on a park bench and watch children play but we do not know the children. We can go to work in our offices and work with other people, but we do not really know them. We can live each day and be immersed in every kind of circumstance but end up losing so much of life. We too often live each day as an observer when we want to be a participant. In your love, please help us take more of life into ourselves. In faith and in belief, We know you mean for us to not just sit on the sidelines and watch others but you fully want us to be participating rather than just observing. In your love, help us count each second we live as a precious slice of time. In your love, when the seconds of our lives are full of pain and seem worthless, please show us no matter how much we hurt, there is a greater good, a greater purpose, and a greater destiny for us. In Jesus' name that we humbly pray. Amen and Amen.