Prayer for My Church

I found this in today’s ‘Responding’ section on Soulspace (to view, click link in ‘I’m Visiting’ sidebar to the right)

Pray for the coming day. Pray for your local congregation, and for the work of the Spirit of Christ in its midst. The apostle Paul’s prayers for the church offers guidance for our intercession:

O God, You who give abundantly out of your glory,
Give us strength in our inner being.
Holy Spirit, You who indwell us,
Empower us to be strong within.
Lord Jesus Christ, You who carry out the loving purposes of God,
Make your home in our hearts;
Help us to grow in faith and trust,
As you continue to root and ground us in your love.
By your power, help us to grasp—along with all who bear your
Name—how wide and deep and long and high your love is.
Help us to know your love—which is beyond our understanding.
Fill us with all the fullness of God.
Gracious God, you who by your power within us, are able to
do abundantly more than all we can ask or imagine,
to you be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus, always, always.
Amen. [*Based on Ephesians 3:16-21]

This is my prayer. Let it be so.

Breaking Bread Together

I was encouraged to read about this group in the US and what they’re doing to bring an ancient Christian practice to life in today’s busy world. You can read about the weekly meal at St Lydia’s here.