Sometimes we might feel a sort of separateness from God—as if God is far away, up in heaven, or just not here in our world in our daily life. But God is always right here with us no matter where we are or what we’re going through. God’s presence and connection to us is constant, and it’s a reminder that we can channel God’s love to one another in the here and now, as our faith calls us to do.
Lord, take my life and let me be your presence in our world.
Let my hands be your hands to lift up and support.
Let my voice be your voice to comfort and encourage.
Let my eyes be your eyes radiating hope and love.
Let my welcoming smile draw others to you.
Let my whole being delight in everything you have made.
And when you call me home, let my passing
show that your will brings peace and joy and life eternal.
Make a commitment to smile at the next person you see. It might seem like a minor gesture, but you never know what someone might be going through where a simple smile can make a world of difference.