Romans 6:13b–Present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
As we come to this place to expand our knowledge, to hone our craft, and more deeply discover your will for our lives, grant that we may not overlook those who play such an important part of making it all possible.
Just as you enrich our lives andÂ openÂ doorsÂ for us we never imagined, those who give of their time so freely are a constant wellspring of support and grace. Just as we feel our hearts soar, newly resurrected, help us toÂ understand the value of their service in this place.Â Help us to appreciate theirÂ example of what you call us all to be: instruments of righteousness; a living sacrifice.
We thank you for their efforts, their abilities, and their example to the rest of us.
In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.