Sep 21, 2011

Prayer of Commitment: Exodus 20: 1-20

You shall have no other gods before me.
Lord, help us to love you
with all our heart, all our soul,
all our mind and all our strength.

You shall not make for yourself an idol.
Lord, help us to worship you
in spirit and in truth.

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
Lord, help us to honour you
with reverence and awe.

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
Lord, help us to remember Christ risen from the dead,
and to set our minds on things above,
not on things on the earth.

Honour your father and your mother.
Lord, help us to live as your servants,
giving respect to all,
and love to our brothers and sisters in Christ.

You shall not murder.
Lord, help us to be reconciled with each other,
and to overcome evil with good.

You shall not commit adultery.
Lord, help us to realise
that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.

You shall not steal.
Let us be honest in all we do,
and to care for those in need.

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour.
Lord, help us always to speak the truth.

You shall not covet.
Lord, help us to remember Jesus said,
‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’,
and help us to love our neighbours as ourselves;
for his sake.

—from Starters for Sunday, posted on the website of the Church of Scotland.