In ordinary life we have different roles where we oscillate between Mary and Martha, stillness and busyness. Serving and being served—balance is where peace is found.
Lord, today as I go through my ordinary routine,
allow me to see you in the faces I serve.
Instill my heart with peace so I may sit in your presence.
Teach me how to serve, and also how to be served.
I surrender all to you.
Your grace is enough for me.
Find one moment today to serve someone—in a big or small way—just as Martha did. Find another moment today to just be as Mary did.