My prayer:Amazing God. I ask for greater discernment. My instinct, is to distrust people first and only trust them after a long period of proving their trustworthiness, if ever.
I do this because of being deeply hurt in the past by trusting those who turned out to be untrustworthy. I do it to protect myself. While it is understandable, the older I get the more I realize how this approach, this distrust, isolates me and keeps me from experiences and people that could really enhance my life.
God, I pray for healing of the old wounds, I pray for restoration of my trust, and I pray for your protection from those who should not be trusted.