I have been asked by the London District to write a prayer for our circuit and you will find it below. Can I ask that you make this prayer, YOUR prayer!
As the James Montgomery wrote: “Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, uttered or unexpressed, the motion of a hidden fire that trembles in the breast”
I believe that exciting times lie ahead of our circuit but we need to be obedient to HIS will.
Gracious and loving God
We give thanks for your faithfulness and for your provision
We give thanks for our new staff team; blessed with so many gifts and graces.
We pray that we can be known for our unity.
We give thanks that our churches after many years of decline are now beginning to grow.
We pray that we maybe good stewards of the opportunities that we have ahead of us.
We thank you that the churches in our circuit are starting to embrace new ways of being church
We pray that we maybe awake to the mission possibilities.
We thank you that you are giving us the faith to engage and speak to our communities.
We pray that we might be people of prayer and action.
We thank you for amazing diversity of the people in our circuit; and we thank you for their willingness to serve
We pray that we maybe a circuit, churches and people of encouragement
We pray that in every situation and opportunity we shall wear faith and love as a breastplate, and our hope of salvation as a helmet.
In the mighty name of Jesus, we pray, AMEN
Yours in Christ’s service
Message from Superintendent Revd. Mark Davenport