God, please give me a heart that can hold all of the good things in life:
a heart with compassion and kindness, with gentleness and patience,
and a heart that is open to spontaneity and joy.

Please form in me a heart that listens to all of your messages of love;
one that trusts, always looking for the goodness hidden in others;
one that will readily share the gifts you have given,
and one that can hope beyond difficulties.

Grant me a peaceful heart that will hold on to the real values in life
so that I can respond with assurance to what is important;
give me a heart that is grounded in love rather than fear;
one that is open to the needs of others
and will reach out with sincerity.

Please God, give me a heart filled with your Spirit. Amen.