Commisioning Prayer

A Prayer together at the start of 2021 Teams

Yet I still dare to hope  when I remember this:

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!

His mercies never cease.

Great is his faithfulness;

His mercies begin afresh each morning.

I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;

therefore, I will hope in him!”

Lamentations 3 v 21-24

 

Let us Pray

(text in bold should be prayed altogether out loud)

 

Lord, we thank you that you are 

  • A faithful God, 
  • A loving God,
  • and a merciful God,

 

We know that you have called us to step beyond ourselves into a world that is longing for your grace, love, truth and hope.

We are your people Lord and you have called each one of us, to share this message of hope with others. 

 

And so

We pray for our partners and the people we’ll serve

  • For church leaders to be refreshed 

  • For children who will hear your message of hope for the first time

  • For the elderly who have been isolated from loved ones  

  • For families who need reminded of your grace and mercy

 

We pray for the communities we will serve

  • We pray for the people in Lisburn, in Ballymacash and Harmony Hill

  • In Belfast, we pray for Shankhill, Rosetta, Milltown and Malone

  • We pray for our teams in Coleraine, Portrush and Portadown

  • For groups in Derry and Enniskillen, Donegal, Dublin and Cork

  • We pray for the ministry in Carrick and Newtownabbey, Banbridge and Newcastle

From North to South, East to West of this land, Lord, bless each team as they serve you. 

 

We pray for our team leaders

  • For strength and courage 

  • For boldness and wisdom

  • For unity and grace

  • May they know you as their Good Shepherd

 

And finally we pray for ourselves and our team mates

 

This summer as we serve together Lord

  • Work in our hearts

  • Bless our friendships 

  • Reveal yourself in new ways

  • Empower each of us, through your Spirit, to bring hope to many.

  • May this be a summer full of transformation - in us, and around us.

 

In Jesus name we pray,
Amen.