This week I had occasion to pray something I learned over thirty years ago from my pastor at the time, Mickey Rorex.
Ever since then I have found it to be one of the most meaningful and transformational prayers I can pray when I find myself at odds with someone. I suggest everyone commit it to memory and make use of it. Often.
Lord-change me, change them, or change the situation. Amen.
Shorter prayers are usually better prayers, and this one is to the point. Don’t bother telling Jesus all that is wrong with the other person (or group of people) and why your cause is just. Just get to the point of what needs to happen if life is to have joy in it.