At a time when many question the relevance of the Church, give us the presence to be witnesses in the world. Witnesses that strengthen the presence of Christ in our communities.
Help us to be the answer to those questions of relevance by what we do and what we are known for.
Make us a welcoming body of Christ here at xxxxx so when people think about xxxx Church they think about the real church, the people of God who worship here.
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
by Peter Wrigley (Warwickshire, UK: 2011)
Jesus is here with us ready to speak peace, ready to rejoice with his disciples, ready to empower us for his mission by providing us with the Holy Spirit. We pray O Lord that as your disciples, your church would be always willing to follow you, ready to witness to your resurrection power, ready to proclaim what you have done, what you are doing and what you will do in the future.
Please look after all the people in your church throughout the world,
especially those who live in areas where it is hard to be a Christian.
We thank you for all those who spend their lives helping others to find you.
Lord in your mercy (Hear our prayer)
by Rebecca Turp (Bristol, UK: 2007)