Teach Me to Be a Blessing

God of compassion, teach me to be a blessing.
When I hesitate to be with another, strengthen me.
When I question the quality of my presence, assure me.
When I want to show my worth through action, humble me.
When I miss the needs of the one who suffers, awaken me.
When I forget the beauty of a loving presence, remind me.
When I run away from the call to be there, bring me back.

Teach me to be a blessing.

Amen.

 

VOCARE send-off prayer, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School,
Milwaukee, January 9, 2015