Here’s a thoughtful prayer from John van de Laar.
Our Small Difference
We may not be able to confront queens,
or challenge presidents;
We may not have the capacity to divert resources,
or uplift communities;
We may not have the voice to silence the noise of war,
or the words to negotiate peace between armies;
But, as we follow you, O Christ, we are able to do something.
And so, we pray that you would inspire us
to commit to and act on
the small difference we can make:
May we bring peace
through small acts of gentleness
May we bring wealth
through small contributions
May we bring safety
through small acts of consideration
May we bring wholeness
through small acts of care
And in the small ways, O God,
may our small difference make a big contribution
to your saving work in our world.
— written by John van de Laar. Posted on his excellent Sacredise.com website.