All who say, “Not me, Lord. Surely, you don’t mean me,”
for you were known before you were created,
you were appointed before you were born.
All who say, “I am too young, too old, too shy, too scared,”
for God has promised to be with you, to rescue you.
Do not be afraid.
All who say, “I do not know what to say,”
For God will put God’s word in your mouths and teach you
the language of Love.