Pray & Serve

We’ve all known people in our lives that are more concerned with what they get out of life than what they can give to it. They are kind of exhausting people to be around.

What if we thought about what we can give to others rather than what we can get from them?

People say things like “I didn’t get much out of that church meeting.” or “I don’t see why I have to go to that training at work; I already know about that.” or “I hope my family and friends get me something good for my birthday?”

What if instead we looked at it this way. “I wonder who I can help uplift at church today?” or “Could I help someone else understand something better at work?” or “What can I do to show my appreciation for my family and friends?”

In a prayer at one of my church meetings today someone prayed that we might feel inspiration to help someone who may be in need.

Many times we pray for help ourselves, but how often do we pray to be the answer for someone else’s prayer.

God does notice us, and he watches over us. But it is usually through another person that he meets our needs.

Spencer W. Kimball 1974

Jesus Christ said, “He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” (Matthew 10:39)

Can we really find our lives—our purpose, our strength, and our direction, by helping others?  Can we really be the answer to someone else’s prayer.

I think we can!

How can you better give than take?

Who can you be an answer for?

Pray today to find out who you could help out this week and what you can give to others. You just might find your life!

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