THIS PRAYER IS MY HEART FOR MY FAMILY & NATION. I copied the prayer of brother David Wells into my prayer journal. Please take a couple minutes to read this prayer. (Full prayer below)
Gracious, Mighty God, we choose to be a movement.
As your people we hunger and thirst for more. There is so much of Your life, presence and person yet to be known by us,Your people. Instill within us a holy discontent. The normal fails us — let us experience Your love and beyond.
Come, Holy Spirit. We honour Your person and work. We are desperate to have You do what only You can do. Be tangibly with us, moving mountains while bringing peace into our storms. Empower us to live out the life of Jesus and to proclaim His good news boldly.
Lord of the church, You determine and know what lasts. Teach us to know what is for a season and what is essential. We have seen You demonstrate how to bring life and freedom to a people trapped by dead religion while honouring ageless truth. Let that grace and truth prevail in us.
You call to us is to be of another kingdom while being in the world we are in. We consciously choose the ways of Your kingdom. We choose to follow Jesus radically, wholeheartedly, whole mindedly. We choose simply to seek first the kingdom and to be transformed by the Servant King.
We cry out to You for every person of every age, from every ethnicity and background, to become all that Jesus calls them to be. No more but no less. May every daughter and son of Yours fulfil the calling You have placed on their life.
Take us to the people on the edge whom You, Jesus, always seem to find. Likewise, the Spirit of the Lord is upon us to proclaim good news to the poor, to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord‘s favour.
Our Lord, we envision fresh generations of Your followers rising and taking the Church of Jesus to new dimensions of power, love, creativity, mission, integrity, reconciliation, grace and unity.
To that end, we will lay our lives down so that the church in Canada, realizes the future You envision for our children and grandchildren‘s generations. We choose to be a movement.
For your glory. Amen.