Let Me Build Others Up
Be with me today.
Let my words and actions
Let my heart sing with joy
because I am Your child.
Let me bring honor and glory
to Your name.
Let me love.
Be with my loved ones;
Guide me to hurting people;
Lead me to places
where I am needed.
Let me feel your holy presence;
Give me strength;
Give me Your comfort
Help me to see the lonely hearts
in my life.
Be with those who mourn
the loss of loved ones,
the loss of the security of routine,
the loss of jobs and traditions.
Assure them that all things
will be done in accordance
with Your Will.
Be with those who are estranged
from family members
Lead them and show them
how to walk across the room
Be with those who live
in the dark caves of depression,
Shine the beacon of Your light on them.
Illuminate the path for them to follow
from the depths of despair
into the sunlight of Your love and grace.
Let them feel the warmth of Your presence.
Lord, as I age, help me
have a positive attitude,
look at myself and evaluate myself
before giving in to the temptation
to point accusing fingers at others.
Thank you for my many blessings/
Let me build others up in love;
not tear them down in jealousy.
In Christ's name.