Starting With A Prayer

Posted by cvsmith on January 5, 2014

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:

 

MY LOVE

MY HEART

MY TALENTS

MY ENERGY

MY CREATIVITY

MY FAITHFULNESS

MY RESOURCES

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.