The Second Sunday of Easter

A prayer prompted by the deacon ordination service at NorthHaven Church, April 27, 2014.

Lord Jesus,

Children take what is given them
With joy and gratitude,
Without pretense,
Never second-guessing
The motives of the giver.

You told us that we must
Receive the Kingdom as a little child,
Yet our pride keeps us from accepting
That which you offer by the hands of your servants.
Teach us to receive the gifts of ministry
That you so graciously provide.