A Prayer for our Ministry

Gracious God, you have given us this ministry and in it we have found our life in service.  Please bless all those who come to us for help — the lonely, lost, homeless, addicted, mentally ill, impoverished — the veteran, parolee, unemployed, and underemployed. May they discover hope, justice, and new life. Bless the students, churches, and individuals who come here to volunteer. May they discover that in your service is perfect freedom. Help us to keep going as long as there are people in need. Sustain us with the support we need to serve and help us to be good stewards of the gifts we are given for this work. We pray in the name of Jesus, our risen Lord.       Amen.