This is a prayer I prayed this morning as a man desperately trying to love his family well while I learn how to love God and others well. It is an adaptation from a prayer offered in a great book entitled “Prayers” by Michel Quoist. May it resonate deep within you and may God grant the requests of deepest yearnings of our hearts to love and live like Jesus.
Here I am Lord;
Here is my body,
Here is my heart,
Here is my soul, for the praise of your glory.
Grant that my love be purified as gold, that it may shine brightly the reflection of your love into the lives of my precious wife and most impressionable son. All for the praise of your glory.
Grant that I may be big enough to reach the world, strong enough to carry it, pure enough to embrace it without wanting to keep it. All for the praise of your glory.
Grant that I may be a meeting-place, but a temporary one, a road that does not end in itself, because everything to be gathered there, everything human, leads toward you. All for the praise of your glory.