Father, we all have a mission field. Show us what it is today. For some of us it remains the same day-to-day; for some it changes daily. Set our heats to prepare and study. Help us be ready to respond in the moment. Holy Spirit, improve our discernment to know your prompting and follow your lead. Give us the prayers to pray, the words with which to comfort, the love to share and the hope to shine forth. Let our stories be as enticing and refreshing as the bird’s melodious song. Meld our hearts with those serving next to us, that we work together in harmony for your glory. Forgive our petty irritation, and bring us unity. I ask these things in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” (1 Peter 3:8 ESV)