Dear heavenly Father, Let all we say and do be a blessing to your work. May our lives be a testimony to your love. May our willingness to be faithful result in your reaching out and touching the hearts of others. May every sacrifice we make help another person come to you. May you use every minute of pain we experience to touch the hearts of those who do not yet know you. If it is your will, let our suffering be endured for your glory and your glory alone. Let our place with you in the here and now or our place with you when we see you face to face be of no consequence. Let your mission for us be clearly set. We know the kind of person you want us to be in suffering or out of suffering. As it is your good will, help us to fulfill you mission for our lives. As it is your good will, help us to live our lives in a way that others may see you in us. When we make a sacrifice in your name, let the angels come to guard a lost sheep. When we make an effort to overcome a trial or overcome a moment of suffering, let a heart be turned toward you and be saved by you. When our afflictions mount up and we are about to falter, remind us of your love and presence so we will be strengthened and so we can remind others of your love for them. All these things we humbly pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen.