I Corinthians 12:8-9

To one is given wisdom, to another knowlege. The same spirit gives another faith and another the gift of healing.

Bloom where you have been planted. Embrace the gifts you have been given.

Dear God,

Sometimes I lose track of the gifts You have given me. Help me to recognize what I uniquely bring to the world. Help me to encourage others to discover and use their gifts.

Amen

Psalm 25:16

Turn to me and be gracious to me for I am lonely and afflicted

Don’t forget the reality of suffering and pain.

Dear God,

Thank you for being with me in times of sadness, grief, and pain. There are times when I feel too small to handle it all, but You are big! Help me always to remember that in my good times, others may be in distress. Help me never to forget what that feels like.

Amen