Make a difference in someone’s life

make  a difference by caring

Father, I pray those reading this prayer will feel inspired they can make a difference in someone else’s life. They do this by reaching out to others. You don’t require us to be perfect. You ask only that we would care.

Father, You know each life. You are aware of each need. Please hear their silent and spoken thoughts. Many have demands which press in upon them. They strive to balance both family and career. Others are looking for work. Many have medication costs they can’t pay for. Many don’t have enough nutritious food. Others struggle with paying for rent and food. There is this silent suffering. Pride prevents many from asking for help.Teach them just as it is a blessing to give, so too is it a blessing to receive. It is an expression of our compassion for others.

Many men have been raised to believe failure to provide means they are failures as men. Father, speak the truth to their hurting hearts they are stronger than they think. They are not weak. Many men have carried an unreasonable weight of responsibility for far too long. Father, show them they are not failures. You look at us as Your children. You love us in spite of our weaknesses. In Your eyes we are never failures. Bring people into their lives who will show them not just with words, but acts of kindness they care.

Community means putting caring into action. Giving to others has its own blessing. It makes us feel we are contributing to the welfare of others. It is the path of love You call us to walk each day. Amen.

Kevin Osborne is training to become a psychotherapist, priest and chaplain through St. James the Elder University in Jacksonville, Florida. He and his wife, Karen, plan to open a counselling practice. Karen is taking graduate divinity studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Kevin is planning on taking additional graduate studies there. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada.

Our greatest calling is to be servants of our Lord wherever He calls us to go.

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About osborne2029

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. I m in an M.A.-Ph.D program with St. James the Elder Theological Seminary to train to become a psychotherapist and priest. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Posted on March 9, 2016, in compassion and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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