Instrument (Part 3)
Make me an instrument of your hope.
Fill me with the assurance that you
are working your purposes out in
ways that we cannot see or imagine.
Help me to believe in and to look for
the future that you have in store
for your people and for your creation.
Prevent me from giving way
to pessimism or fatalism;
instead show me the way
to optimism and faith.
So many people have given up; so many
have given in to apathy and resignation.
Let me live among them as one who hopes
in you and in what you are going to
accomplish, both through us and despite us.
Lord, make me an instrument of your hope . . .