Prayer of the Day

Daily Prayer

May 17th, 2016
"If someone wants to be first, let them be last of all, and servant of all. " Mark 9 : 37
hand-reaching-out

In this sequence Jesus reminds his disciples of the importance of service —“whoever wants  to be the first…….”  This is all contrary to the natural inclination of leadership to lord it over everyone else. To be “Christlike”  is to become a servant to all –to put others before oneself. This is the true test of stewardship and leadership.  Welcoming others too,  is to be a sign,  of the presence of Christ’s Kingdom on earth.

Prayer

Lord teach us true humility, to be servants of each other and to be welcomers to all. Lord hear us. Amen