Dear Lord,

It’s another day.

For some, it’s filled with joy, laughter and happiness. For others, it’s marked by struggle, doubt, illness and depression. And for still others, it’s simply a matter of trying to survive. But for all, it’s Your deepest passion that they know Your love.

Use me to share that love. To reach out and embrace all persons. To say words that deeply touch their minds and souls. To find ways to meet their deepest needs. And, as I do, help me do more than I ever can on my own.

So please fill me with Your love to overflowing. Place the compassion of Your heart into my heart. Give me a spirit of generosity that knows no bounds.

I pray this in the name of the One who is all of these things, Jesus Christ.