Lord God, you have taught us
that we are members one of another
and that we can never live to ourselves alone:
we thank you for the community of which we are part;
for those who share with us in its activities,
and for all who serve its varied interests.
Help us, as we have opportunity,
to make our own contributions to the community
and to learn to be good neighbors,
that by love we may serve one another,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Frank Colquhoun, 1909-1997, evangelical priest and author in the Church of England  The Book of a Thousand Prayers


1 Peter 4:11b

If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

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