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Make Us Instruments of Your Faith

For your blessing we thank you, God:  faith in you.

Increase it, we beg, so that we no longer doubt.

Drive out all our miserliness, so that we do not refuse you anything.

Increase our faith, for the sake of those without faith.

Make us instruments of your faith, for those with only a little.

Fill our bodies with faith, our bodies that work for you all our days.

Help us to avoid the enemies of our faith, or to overcome them.

You are with us in confrontations; this we believe.

In your hands we place ourselves, and are secure.

Make haste to enter our hearts; make haste.

~ Masai, Tanzania

The preceding passage can be found in “An African Prayer Book” by Desmond Tutu.