So I say to you: ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Luke 11:9-10)
Our Father in heaven…
Sing 1 or 2 songs or hymns, or read a selection of Bible verses.
Hallowed be your name…
Give thanks for who God is and what He gives us. Invite sharing of testimony to God’s faithfulness.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done.. on earth as it is in heaven.
Pray for God’s love to direct all of our relationships and conversations where we live and work so that many will encounter Jesus.
Ask for our homes and churches to become places where more people of all ages discover God’s love and mercy.
Give us today our daily bread.
Pray for those who are vulnerable in the parish/community to be reached by God’s love.
Ask for God’s provision for all those working to bring in His kingdom in the parish/community.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us
Invite confession for the times when we have not reached out with love; when our hearts have been fearful.
Ask for new boldness to talk about the difference Jesus has made in our lives.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil
Pray for some of the needs of the parish/community.
Ask God to show you 5 people to pray for so they may encounter Jesus.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever.
Pray for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit on His church this Pentecost season.
Pray that many people will discover the truth about Jesus across our nation.
Pray for God’s blessing on each other, and on every church and every household in your parish/community:
May the Lord bless you and keep you, The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)