Believers in Christ are vessels in the hands of the Master. We are called to be a co-workers with God in what He is accomplishing in our word today. This involves living our our kingdom values as we preach concerning the nearness of the kingdom of God.
For today’s inspiration, spare some time to pray/think through the prayer of the 13th Century Francis of Assisi (below); as you reflect on the context that God has placed you in, the opportunities, and how you can become instrumental in bringing a difference in the situations around you.
Prayer Associated with Francis of Assisi
“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.