Lord,

The struggle and suffering seems to be everywhere I look. It’s simultaneously staggering and heartbreaking. Indeed so much so, I confess I sometimes wonder where You are.

Yet at the very same time, I see You in so many ways smack dab in the middle of the pain through ordinary people who bring Your life to others by getting involved, reaching out and opening their hearts, arms and wallets at great personal sacrifice.

I stand in awe of them. I give thanks for them. And I pray that I will become like them – so changed by Your love that I reach out with open my heart, arms and wallet to share the love You have shared with me.

I pray this because of Your promise in the transforming power of Jesus – Amen.