Here’s a prayer of petition and commitment from Bishop Telmor Sartison.
Prayer of Petition
(Galatians 3:26-27, Luke 24:47-48, 1 John 3:1-7)
we praise and thank you for making us children of God,
not through our own power and piety
but through our baptism into crucified and risen Lord Jesus Christ.
We turn daily to you,
and in that turning we find peace, courage and purpose.
Make your whole church a witness
to the great good news of Christ's resurrection.
God of the risen Jesus, hear our prayer.
— written by Bishop Telmor Sartison, and posted on the ELCIC Resource Archive on the Lift Up Your Hearts website.