Oct 3, 2011

Prayer of Commitment: Matthew 22: 15-22

Here’s a prayer of commitment based on Matthew 22:15-22, one of the suggested readings for October 16, 2011 (Proper 24A, Ordinary 29A).

Prayer of Commitment
(based on Matthew 22:15-22)

Let us pray that the Lord may guide our world.
(pause)

Lord, mighty God,
you lead the world and all humanity to their destiny in you.

Give to the leaders of the world and of our country
a vision of the future that is both imaginative and realistic,
and respectful of human rights and dignity.

Help us to bear witness in everyday life
to the values of the gospel
and to be involved in the work
of freedom, integrity and justice.

May we thus build up a community
that foreshadows our heavenly homeland.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


For more worship resources related to this text, or other texts for October 16, 2011 (the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost), click on Proper 24A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.

For other prayers and prayer resources on this blog, see this Prayer index.