Starting With A Prayer
Most ministries or organizations start with a mission statement or a business plan. Five Loaves Bread Company started with a prayer. The following prayer was handed to me at the end of a Leadership Summit presented by Willow Creek Church. It has been near me since Five Loaves has come into existence and is a daily reminder of what God is able to accomplish when one is willing to step out on faith. I hope your are inspired by these words as much as I have been over the last year.
"My Morning Prayer"
God, this is a new day. I freshly commit myself to the role you have invited me to play, as you are building your church in this world. I am awestruck again today that you included me in this grand life-giving, world-transforming endeavor. So today I joyfully offer you:
AND MY GRATITUDE
I commit all of myself to the role you have assigned me in the building of your church so that it may thrive in this world. And I will "bring it" today. I will bring my best. You desrve it. Your church deserves it. It is the Hope of the World.