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October Prayer

October Prayer

Monday October 4

LORD of all the earth,
What you have given to us, teach us to share with others:

Creation commission:
‘Be fruitful and increase, fill the earth and steward it.’ [Genesis 1: 28]
You have given us such bounty
In land and sea and society
How can we not share justly?
Forgive us our greed, and give us your wisdom
To inhabit the world you tasked us to manage
With justice and compassion
Show us how to do that in your image

Covenant commission:
‘All peoples on earth will be blessed through you.’ [Genesis 12:2-3]
You have adopted us into relationship with you
And told us that you mean to draw all nations by it
How can we hide away our worship?
Forgive us our ghettoising, and teach us to be
A light on a stand, a city on a hill
A kingdom of priests and a holy nation
Your people showing those who are not-yet-your-people
How much greater is life worshipping you

Christ’s commission:
‘Go and make disciples of all nations.’ [Matthew 28:18-20]
Jesus, you have called us as Kingdom apprentices
And called us to apprentice others to follow you
How can we wander off so quickly?
Forgive us for wandering from your side
Forgive us for wandering from walking beside others
Help us to stick close, Jesus
To learn who you are and what you want from us
To teach who you are and what you want from us
As we walk alongside others

May the gifts of our King be known to all nations
May your Church repent, heal and bless
May the nations see the Kingdom of God
And receive all that you wish to bless them with
In Jesus’ name

Amen