Call to Prayer
Organize my days, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my midst. Organize my thoughts, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my mind. Organize my emotions, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my inmost heart. Organize my desires, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my will. Organize my relationships, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my labor, home, and leisure. Illuminate this life, God, illuminate me.
from “Canyon Road: A Book of Prayer” by Kari Kristina Reeves
The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the LORD is sure,
making wise the simple;
the precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the LORD is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the LORD is clean,
the rules of the LORD are true,
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
Read Acts 11:1-18
Prayer of Response
Lord, we long for greater obedience in our lives. To be sent by you to the places and people you have prepared for us. To not call any person common or unclean. We long for a greater sensitivity to the work of your Spirit. Help us walk in faith, by your Spirit. In Christ’s name. Amen.
Prayers of Supplication
For greater diversity in our church
For God to raise up new leaders in our body
For “the least of these” to find rest in our church