Praying with the Church
We yearn to be the church you want us to become.
Shape us into something beautiful.
We recognize that you are the Potter and we are the clay.
Please continue to mold us into the image of Christ.
We want to join in what you are already doing in the world.
In our worship and life together, in our ministry and service to others,
we want to give people a glimpse of your intentions for the whole world.
Help us to welcome the outcasts, love our enemies,
and form a Community that is visibly different from the culture around us as a sign of what you are doing in the world.
Help us experience your love and grace,
grow in our relationship with Jesus,
and experience the power of your Spirit
as we offer your good news to others.
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.