Lord, help me to be clear minded and self-controlled so that I can pray. And above all, help me to love others deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. Make me willing to offer hospitality to others without grumbling. Instruct me in how to use the gifts you have given me to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If I speak, let it be as if I am speaking the very words of God. If I serve, let me serve with the strength you provide so that in all things you may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
From I Peter 4:7-11 NIV