Asbury Weekly Prayer
Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us.
Create in me a generous heart, O God,
a heart open to welcome the stranger,
a heart warm with compassion,
a heart ready to give kindness.
Create in me an understanding, O God,
that all I have is first yours,
that my one purpose is to do your will,
that your one will is self-giving love.
Create in me the Spirit of Christ, O God,
that I may respond to hurt with healing,
that I may use my gifts to bless others,
that I may manifest your love in all I do.
May it be so.
(Rev. John Cannon)