September 5, 2018 Wednesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time-B

1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Psalm 33

Luke 4:36-44

He who fashioned the heart of each, he who knows all their works.  Ps. 33:15

We are God’s coworkers. 1 Cor. 3:9

Lord, thank you so much for creating me and giving my life purpose and meaning.  I believe everyone you have conceived in the womb is important and is your beloved child.  There are no “throw away” people.  We are, however, very diverse in the development and maturity of our gifts and how we fulfill your plan. Our human side tends to division, rivalry and competition in so many ways.  Strip away pride and stubbornness so we can work together to build your kingdom.  It is so difficult to be united in purpose and action.  Lord, lead us to the unity you intended from the beginning.  Show us how to work together and how our diversity can be used as an advantage.  If we look to you and you alone as our God and Savior we will grow together in common purpose.  I thank you again for including me in your awesome plan and for giving me a role and blessing me with gifts and opportunities not given to anyone else.  Whether I have a big or small task you value both.  Hear the prayers of all your people and help us grow together to please you in all things.  Amen.