we ask that you bless our endeavors today.
May we sit at your feet
and drink in your wisdom, Blessed Teacher,
that we may ourselves be transformed as disciples
and follow in your Way.
May we also seek to serve others
with gratitude for the chance to care for those
who lead us in the ways of peace and justice.
Let us unite within ourselves
the desire to learn and the willingness to serve,
and uplift the examples of both Mary and Martha
in their work for the kingdom of God.
Give us Martha hands
and Mary hearts,
seeking to serve you
and be guided by your Word and Wisdom
opening our minds and spirits
to serve you however we can.
Unite within us knowledge and action,
for we know that work without learning
and learning without work gain nothing.
Let us proclaim your glory
in words and actions this day:
make us your hands
and your loving wisdom
in the world.