I don't usually post or discuss religion. But I found this prayer in a book yesterday and thought some of you might appreciate it. God, I wish I could pray and You would magically free me from disability. I wish I were not handed this fate. But the only life I have is the one that you have given me. Help me, God, to realize all the gifts hidden inside me. Teach me that there is a way around each obstacle, that I can surmount wach barrier in my path. Shield me, God, from stares and cruelty. Most of all, protect me from pity. I don't want people's pity, I want their companionship, their respect, their love. When I grow weary, God, renew my spirit. When I am frightened, teach me faith. When I despair, fill me with hope. When I get frustrated, be my comfort. Remind me to treasure all the miracles that I often ignore. Bless me, God, with life and strength and joy.