God of love, 
help us to use the gifts you give us 
for the people who need us. 
Help us to see their need and, inspired by your Son, 
reach beyond ourselves, 
beyond our institutions, 
to the very margins and bring all to you, the center. 
May all we do be in preparation to serve more fully, 
seeking you in the world that we are invited to create with you. 
Send your Spirit to keep us aglow with the desire of justice. 

– Author Unknown