Lord,

I see people struggling and suffering everywhere I look. It’s staggering. Indeed, heartbreaking. And I confess I sometimes wonder where You are.  

Yet I also see You smack dab in the middle of all the muck in ordinary people who bring Your grace, healing and hope by reaching out and sharing Your love with their hearts, actions and wallets, often at great personal sacrifice.

I stand in awe of them. I give thanks for them. And I pray that I, too, will become an ordinary person so changed by Your love that I reach out and share Your love with my heart, my actions and my wallet.

This is my hope, my prayer and Your promise that I offer in Jesus’ name.

Amen.