Forgive Us When Like Spoiled Children We Treat Your Generosity as Our Right (Prayer)

Prayer / Produced by partner of TOW
Spoiled child

God, you heap your love upon us
like a mother providing for her family's needs,
embracing her child with tenderness.

Forgive us
when, like spoiled children,
we treat your generosity as our right,
or hug it possessively to ourselves.

Give us enough trust to live secure in your love
and to share it freely with others
in open-handed confidence
that your grace will never run out. Amen.