CHURCH PRAYER (July 2018)
Leader: Lord God, heaven is Your throne, and earth is Your footstool. You do not dwell in temples made with hands. You made all things and the highest heaven cannot contain you.
People: Yet You have chosen to dwell among us. God of glory, what favour You have shown us. Let Your glory be in our midst. And Your people rejoice in awe and wonder of You!
Leader: You are the God who rules over the nations. You have sent Your servants to take Your Word to the ends of the earth. That multitudes may hear and believe and be baptised.
People: As we gather these 40 days, fill us with Your Spirit. Raise us to be men and women full of faith and power, mighty in words and deeds. Demonstrate Your wonders through us!
Leader: Grant us wisdom from above that is pure, peace-loving, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And those who watch our lives may see the God from above.
People: Let Your face shine upon us! We arise and go as Your chosen vessels to bear Your name to others. Let there be great joy in this city, and in the cities beyond our land!
ALL: In Jesus’ name, AMEN.