Jan 4, 2014

Prayer of Commitment: Epiphany

Here’s a beautiful prayer of commitment from the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website, especially suitable for the Epiphany season.

Prayer

God of revelation and epiphany—

Through the words of the prophets
You have shown us the world
of your dreaming and longing:
A world built on justice,
overflowing with plenty,
and crowned with joy.

And through the coming of Emmanuel -
his living and loving,
his words and actions—
you have shown us
how such a world might be fashioned.

Help us to take, hold and grow into these understandings;
and, like Jesus,
may we always be ready
to live generously,
love expansively,
speak boldly
and act courageously,
that the Kingdom of your dreaming,
with its justice, abundance and joy,
may become the present reality
of all the peoples of this world.

~ posted on the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/resources/churches/prayer/church-seasons.aspx?Page=1