All of us need to engage in listening prayer, waiting quietly upon God, spending time consciously and deliberately in His presence, recognising that our lives need to be rooted in God's love if we are to seek and find His kingdom.
The four Mission Strategy prayers have been printed in a small prayer card and copies are available to order through the online shop here. Each prayer focuses on one stream of the Mission Strategy.
The cards are A7 in size (7.5cm x 10cm) and are an ideal resource. They can be used in worship, intercessory prayer, as part of a PCC meeting or as a tool when working on an updated Growth Plan.
The four prayers are:
you wait with longing for us to wait upon you:
still and settle us, that we may listen with the ear of our heart
not only to you but to those around us near and far.
you bless your Church with many signs of grace:
when our hearts are heavy make them leap again;
when we forget your gifts deepen our gratitude.
So may we sing with joy the story of your love, here among us.
God of surprises,
you long to breathe life into our tired ways:
challenge our apathy and renew our hope
that, dreaming the dream of your transformation,
we may imagine fresh possibilities for sharing your love.
you call us all to lives of service:
empowered by your Spirit may we empower others,
affirming gifts and building confidence.
So may your people fruit and flourish and your Kingdom come.