G-D may you put up a barrier so that those around me do not penetrate my heart, mind. and soul so as to turn away from you and/or my calling in life. I pray that their words and actions only influence me in ways that help me empathize with the needs of others to act in a way that truly makes a difference for the good. May my prayers make this wall strong enough so I don’t fall down from their arrows but thin enough to see the real world around me. G-D may this wall have windows that allow me to take in the good and slam it shut when the pain becomes way too much. Most importantly I pray that you’ll stand by this wall as to give me the strength to do what is right even as the bricks might come tumbling down.