Further up and further in: Psalm 51, Psalm 89, Matthew 5:13-16
1 Peter 2:9-10 – But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Lord God, as I wander through life I wonder what the purpose of my life is. I look at my skills and abilities and wonder to myself what I can do for you and how I can serve you. I look at the ways that other people serve you and realize that I can’t serve you like they can. I look at my own weaknesses and wonder what I can really offer you. But God, when I think like that I’m just despising who you made me to be. I’m despising the gifts and abilities that you gave me. Lord God, you gave me a perfect calling when you made me your royal priest. And by your creative powers you made me just as you wanted me to be and still give me the gifts and strengths that you want me to have. And all you ask of me is that I live my life for your glory. All you ask is that I would be a light in this world. All you ask is that I would be who you made me to be by my baptism, that by my life and by my words I would declare your praises. Let me life’s song, O God, be for you. Amen.