Contemplative Corner – “Prayer for Those Who Serve”

Lord Jesus,
Bless all who serve us,
who have dedicated their lives
to the ministry of others-
all the teachers of our schools
who labor so patiently with so little appreciation;
all who wait upon the public,
the clerks in the stores who have to accept criticism,
complaints, bad manners, and selfishness
at the hands of the thoughtless public.
Bless the mailmen, the drivers of streetcars
and buses who must listen to people who
lose their tempers.
Bless every humble soul who, in these
days of stress and strain, preaches sermons
without words. Amen

-Peter Marshall (1902-1949)