Father, use the gifts You have given me to bless others. As You used St. Paul with the gift of healing, use the gifts You have given me to bring peace and healing to others. Use me for Your Way, O Lord. When our own people persecute us, may others see we are only guilty of serving You with the Gospel message. Grant us the eloquence to teach Your Word to our people. May they have ears to listen rather than lips for contention. I know not all will believe and many will raise disputes; therefore, grant me encouragement in the face of these adversities.