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)


  • Norman Morrison

    at such a difficult time for the Church of Scotland , this prayer says it all .

  • Annette Hoppe

    Thank you for this lovely prayer : I will use it tomorrow for our prayers during Eucharist service. We so often forget that we are the real Church and that we are “the people of God” who worship Him in our building.
    God bless you.

  • Priscilla

    This spoke to me – so thank you.

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