O Provident God,
You send me to serve the needs of others.

May those closest in my life —
my family,
my co-workers,
my neighbors,
my friends,
recognize your Presence in me.

May those in my faith community —
those who lead and those who nurture,
my fellow worshipers,
those who need my prayers,
those for whom I have promised prayers,
recognize your Presence in me.

May those I meet regularly —
the grocery store cashier,
the trash remover,
the garage mechanic,
the wait staff,
recognize your Presence in me.


(This prayer originally appeared in the fall 2013 issue of HOPE magazine.)

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