God, it seems to be so easy for us to be tied up in things we think our important in our small lives. We ask that you help us get off ourselves and think about others around us. Whether its neighbors, strangers, family, or friends we are engaging with allow us to understand where those individuals are coming from. Help us connect and relate to their emotions, experiences, and feelings. Help us love them like ourselves. All these things we ask in your son Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.