Gifts

So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church. – 1 Corinthians 14:12 NIV

God, grant me spiritual gifts that serve Your body. In the past I have prayed for gifts that would help me succeed in different areas of my life. I wanted to give You glory, but I did not understand how the gifts I receive are meant to be given back to You and the family of believers. Give me vision to recognize the spiritual gifts of other people so that I may encourage them and see You more clearly in the body of Christ. Amen.

[from One-Minute Prayers by Hope Lyda]