Help me to know that the secret of contentment lies in organizing the self in the direction of simplicity. And, unless You have another task for me, keep me vigilant in prayer.
Lord, show me the right seat, find me the fitting task, give me the willing heart… when duty calls.
Lord, show me the right seat; find me the fitting task; give me the willing heart.
Morning Prayer: Sat, 24 Sep – Psalm 8:9; Ecclesiastes 3:11-13; Matthew 20:25-28 ~ beautiful servants
God, our God, Your design for us is perfect in its friendliness. There is a purpose in all things; and whoso finds it wins strength to bear. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life for many.
On Your path, O my God, and not my own, be all my journeying. Rule this heart of mine that it be only Yours.
Gracious God: You distribute Your special gifts to us as You see fit. Open avenues of opportunity for me to use the gifts and abilities that You have given me – to build up Your Church, to serve Your people, and to glorify You. And, in the process, may Your Kingdom come – in me. Amen.
“O heart, hurry now and welcome your King to sit by the warmth of your fire.” (Henri Nouwen)
Follow the example of good men and women of old, who came to Me as empty vessels to be filled with treasure hidden deep within them by My hand.