Resources and reflections for worship planners and leaders
Oct 4, 2012
Prayer: World Communion Sunday
Here’s a prayer
for World Communion Sunday from Rev. Mindi’s Rev-o-lution blog.
She writes: Invite the congregation beforehand to pray
the Lord’s prayer in any language they choose. If your congregation is
primarily English-speaking, invite them to pray the words of the prayer that
they may have learned from their own backgrounds—using debts and debtors,
trespasses, sins, etc.—so that there is a diversity of words, but the same
spirit of prayer.
Prayer for World Communion Sunday
God of all
nations, we give You thanks that we are all made in Your image, with such rich
diversity. On this day we are in solidarity with the faithful around the world.
As we break bread together, we remember that we are still one body in You, even
though we have different languages, cultures and traditions, different ways of
worship, praying and praising. In solidarity we drink the cup together of hope,
of new life, knowing that Your will is for Your people to be one body. We are
one body, but we are not the same—it is through the gift of diversity that we
are able to be Your body. We thank You and praise You for making us all who we
are, individually and collectively. We each celebrate our own ancestry, culture
and ethnicity, and we pray to You now as You taught us…