||An Usher's Prayer
Lord, In your love you gather your people this day,
help me to serve them in a Christ-like manner,
even as your son Jesus served those who gathered about him.
Make me prayerful, patient, helpful and understanding,
and may I radiate the joy that faith brings as I serve their needs.
Give me your strength to support my fellow ministers.
May all who assemble to celebrate our common faith in the risen savior
be glad of heart for being here and for having encountered your son
in one another, in our priest, at the tables of the book and the bread,
and through the ministry of ushers like me.
I ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
-Gregory F. Smith, O. Carm.