Father, Allow me to serve others… [Our Lady of Guadalupe]

Today is the Catholic feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Hopi & Zuni Festival of Shalako continues today.

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
~ Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi

Father,
Allow me to serve others with a joyful heart;
Never keeping score;
Always giving;
Never expecting to receive.

Allow me to give of myself,
To give of my talents and of my goods,
To give of my time and of my energy,
To give of my heart and of my soul.

Help me understand the needs of others,
Never criticizing,
Never demeaning,
Never scolding,
Never condemning.

You have been so gracious to me,
Always Loving,
Always forgiving,
Always restoring;
Never gloating over my defeats,
Even when I have been so wrong.

Father, keep a condemning spirit
Far from my heart and further from my lips.
Allow me to serve others as You serve,
With gentleness, compassion, and tenderness,
Never diminishing the worth of another,
Choosing to extend mercy to the brokenhearted,
Like You have repeatedly shown it to me.

(Source: My Sweet Serenity)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I embrace the teacher within.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

 

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