keep us busy, Lord

O Powerful Father,

Please make me a diligent worker in your Kingdom.  Help me not to be lazy or selfish with my time, energy and money.  You are a God of action and intervention in the problems and troubles of people.  Help us to pattern our lives after your example and become involved in the struggles of our neighbors.  Give us the heart to walk into difficult situations and make a difference for hurting people.  And make us fully aware of your presence with us at all times.  We know that we are weak and ineffective on our own Lord, but with your help and power behind us, we can move mountains in your service.  Keep us busy in the joyful labors of mercy and justice. Amen.

A prayer from For They Shall Be Fed, edited by Ronald J Sider