Father, help me to be sensitive to what is happening to people around me. I know there are unmet needs beneath the surface of the most successful and selfassured. I know that today I will meet some who are enduring hidden physical or emotional pain, others who are fearful of an uncertain future, and still others who carry burdens of worry for families and friends. May I take no one for granted, but instead, be a ready communicator of Your love and encouragement. Make me aware of these concerns of others, available to express Your care, and articulate with Your hope.”
Written by Lloyd John Ogilvie, who was Chaplain of the United States Senate between 1995 – 2003. Taken from The Pocket Book of Prayers, edited by Jim Palmer.