O God, it is easy to love the whole world,
but hard to love the person one works next to;
O God, it is easy to campaign for world peace,
but hard to contribute to the peace within my own home;
O God, it is easy to be fascinated with some new truth,
and miss you in the thing I have known for so long;
O God, it is easy to share my home and possessions with people I like.
Teach me how to be generous towards others.
Enable me today to say something,
or do something that will make a difference to the discouraged,
to the inexperienced, to the despairing.
Let no selfish concern with my own affairs shut me off from any today.
For your love’s sake.