Jun 13, 2013

Prayer: A Double Share

Here’s a prayer of petition inspired by 2 Kings 2: 9, where Elisha asks Elijah for a double share of his spirit.  It comes from the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website.

Prayer of Petition
(inspired by 2 Kings 2:1-14)

Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” 2 Kings 2:9

God of power,
without your love we can do nothing. 
Give us a double share of your spirit
so that we can work together,
across the world,
to bring about the end of poverty for all.
Teach us to follow the examples of the prophets,
to speak clearly alongside the poor
and to work tirelessly for the good of all people.
Through your Son Jesus Christ
who brought healing and love to the whole world.
Amen.

~ from the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/resources/churches/prayer/church-seasons.aspx