Pause + Pray

Where Credit is Due


Because of my race, my innate gifts, my appearance, my security, I have experienced unearned happiness and lived to see this day.


Creator of All That Is, you knew me before I was even conceived.
I sometimes take credit and pride for any success I have known.
You have expected much of me, your servant.
I have often tried to be worthy of my many blessings.
I humbly stand before you, hoping to be enough.
Help me to use all that I have in your service,
sharing the gifts that are mine to your honor and glory.


I will lift up a single talent and use it today to assist someone whose gifts differ from my own. It may be the gift of physical strength, emotional endurance, or substantial wealth. I will give of what I have.

Franciscan School of Theology


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