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Prayers for Mission and Service

Prayers for our lives of service to Christ in this world

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:8-10 (NIV)

It is not by doing good works that we find our salvation, but having found our salvation in Christ we now have a desire to share the love we have found, through our words and actions, and that naturally leads to a life directed toward service and mission.

Servant King, reveal to me
the things I cannot see -
the road ahead,
the work prepared,
the person I could be.

Help us, with simple words,
to explain the warmth
within our hearts
that we experienced
in that first encounter
with your love and grace -
the Spirit’s flame,
still burning bright within -
that others, in their own
journeys of discovery
might reach out and touch
the hand that’s always there,
and be embraced by love.

So fill us with your love
that it might cascade
into the ordinariness
of our working lives,
and others experience
the warmth of its flow,
spreading from hearts
and words and deeds;
an unbroken stream
bringing refreshment
to all that it touches.

You call us to leave all things,
you who had nothing.
You call us to be servants,
you who came to serve.
You call us to share the load,
you who carried our sin.
You call us to speak your word,
you who lived it daily.
You call us to be followers,
and in your strength, we will.

Be the Life I live
Be the Love I give

May this voice
bring words of comfort,
may these hands
be there when needed,
may these feet
walk that extra mile,
may this life
be always centred
on service, Lord, for you.

We are, all of us,
wonderfully made.
Young or old,
weak or strong,
we are able
to both receive
and give love,
to be blessed
and be a blessing,
to be singers
of the angels’ song
and point to the one
who gives us life.
We are, all of us,
wonderfully made.
Thank you, Creator God,
who loves each one.


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