Allow me to serve others with gladness—
Without keeping score,
Always giving, never expecting to receive.
Allow me to give of myself,
To give of my talents and of my goods,
To give of my time and of my energy,
To give of my heart and of my soul.
Help me understand the needs of others,
You have been so gracious to me,
Never chastising me for failing,
Even though I have been misguided
More times than I have not.
Father, keep a condemning spirit
Far from my heart and further from my lips.
Allow me to serve others with gentleness,
With compassion and tenderness,
Never diminishing the value of another.
Let me extend mercy to the brokenhearted,
Just as You have extended it to me.