Lord Jesus Christ, Servant of all,
Send your Spirit upon [our deacons and their wives] as [they] serve your Church.
Give [them] eyes to see the needs of your people.
Give [them] a discerning mind to know your truth.
Give [them] a generous spirit when [they are] tired but needed.
Give [them] a humble heart when [their] work goes unnoticed.
Give [them] peace of mind in obedience and service.
Give [them] health of body so [they] may serve with strength.
Make [them] fertile ground for your inspiration and love.
Comfort [them] when [they] question [themselves and their] ministry.
Grant [them] grace as [they] age so [they] may share your wisdom.
Make [their] heart[s] like yours so [they] may love your people.