Apr 24, 2013

Prayer: Building the Kingdom


Here’s a prayer of petition inspired by the ascension of Jesus Christ in Acts 1: 9-11.  It comes from the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website.

Prayer of Petition
(inspired by Acts 1: 9-11)

Risen and ascended Lord Jesus,
When we are numbed by the suffering of the world,
Take us back to the deep truth
Of your power and glory,
Of your invincible Kingdom,
Of your promise of reconciliation.
In the knowledge of this truth,
Help us to bring our gaze to earth
And find the strength to go into the world,
to do your will on earth as in heaven.
To build the kingdom of God
On earth as it is in heaven. 

~ from the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/