Prayer of a Faithful Spirit

Compassionate God,

I am here to give myself to you

and to your people.

It is through who I am and what I do

that others will come to know you.

I am here to bring peace

to a broken people,

and healing

to those in need.

I am here to witness

to the world,

that I live in response

to a desperate society

seeking truth,


and freedom.


Parent of the poor

and oppressed,

I ask for your help.

You have shown me

how to be faithful

in the midst of persecution.

You have taught me

to stand firm

in the pain that I experience

in my broken world.

Teach me to become

sight for the blind,

ears for those who are deaf

to hear your Word,

and hands

for those who refuse to work

at building a kingdom of love.