Traveling puts us in contact with many servers, people who serve us at airports, at hotels, at restaurants, and at other places.
It’s their job and they are paid for it and we tip them for it.
Still, many of them have such a good attitude and spirit about them, even though we know that not all of their customers are appreciative of them and kind to them, that they make our experience more pleasant.
Bless them, O God, for their jobs are not easy to do because people are not easy to deal with.
And help us in our following of you, O God, to serve in the ways that you have called us to do and that Jesus has shown us how to do. Help us to give of ourselves with no thought of reward but with the knowledge that your way is characterized by giving and serving and that you will in the end vindicate that way.
When we serve, give us grace to deal with difficult people; when we are served, give us grace not to be difficult people to deal with.