Prayer Reflection: 1 Corinthians 12: 4-11

Here’s a prayer reflection on 1 Corinthians 12:4-11. It was written by Anne Osdieck.


Prayer Reflection: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11


There are different kinds of spiritual gifts,

but the same Spirit. 1 Cor. 12:4

Was Puccini’s
music for his ears alone?
Or was Starry Night only for Van Gogh’s eyes?


Are discerners of spirits
better than those who prophesy?
Is it better to be a healer than a preacher?
Was Mother Teresa more important
than the Jesuit brother who
held the door?


Is red a better than blue?


All gifts are
from the same Spirit.
They are each a part of the whole
and given to each of us for each other
or for the common good.

Lord, help us understand.
Thank you for all



~ written by Anne Osdieck.  Posted on The Sunday Website of Saint Louis University.