Almighty God, help us in our struggles. Give us eyes to see that often in our greatest difficulties lies the seeds of our most bountiful blessings. Help us, oh God, to see that our success is not measured merely by the wealth we obtain in life. Give us that clarity in our minds and hearts that the far greater richness of our lives is in helping others, in changing our community and our world one life at a time. We are not all called to be an evangelist like Billy Graham or a theologian like John Stott. We are all called though to listen and learn from others, and have teachable spirits. Amen.