By Stephen W. Hiemstra
Creator of all that is, that was, and that will ever be. You are glorious and loving; humble and holy.
Teach me to be like you—to love your laws like Moses; to love your grace like Christ; to trust in your compassion, meekness, and strength.
Use me to build on the work of Christ—to comfort the afflicted, to aid the poor, to offer gentleness and hospitality, and to suffer for his name’s sake.
Grant me the strength to learn and the desire to apply my lessons.
Give me eyes that see, ears that hear, and hands that are open.
In the power of your Holy Spirit and in Jesus’ name, Amen.