Resources and reflections for worship planners and leaders
Jan 11, 2013
Prayer: Luke 4: 18-19
Here’s a prayer
based on Luke 4: 18-19. It comes from the Christian Aid website.
Prayer of Commitment
(inspired by Luke 4: 18-19)
'The Spirit of the Lord is
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim
release to the captives
and recovery of sight to
to let the oppressed go
to proclaim the year of the
Lord's favour.' (Luke 4:18-19)
O Christ, you
lived as an ordinary man
not in style but simply,
yet still you caused uproar, and questions everywhere;
you drew the expectations of hungry crowds,
and brought buried conflicts to the light.
May we, who are sometimes swayed by the crowd’s approval,
and who often avoid conflict
for fear of its cost to us,
hold fast to the gospel of peace and justice
and follow faithfully in your way of compassion and solidarity
with those who are poor and excluded,
wherever it may lead us.