Prayer of Commitment

Lord, God of heaven, great and awesome God, we proclaim that we are completely reliant on you for everything. We stand humbly before you and commit ourselves to you as one body—heart, mind, strength, and soul.

Thank you for your grace and mercy which allows us to walk in newness and freedom.

Thank you for your invitation to continue on a journey of faith that is larger than we can accomplish alone, both individually and together.

Thank you for the privilege of being entrusted with so many children and youth in this body and in the Child Care program! We humbly and with integrity accept the responsibility for their spiritual, emotional, and physical care. Thank you for the honor of proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to the next generation, and the next generation, and the next generation; both within the church and in the community!

Thank you for the wisdom and discernment of church leadership who have put so much prayerful work into this growth vision already; we are thankful for leaders who passionately seek to further your Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

And most of all we are thankful for Jesus Christ; the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

We boldly, and humbly, ask for:

-Your Spirit of love, unity, and peace in, among, and through us;

-Your Spirit of wisdom in all decision making and planning;

-Your Spirit of discernment so that we will be wise stewards of the buildings we have, and will have, so that they all reflect your glory for worship, for fellowship, and for outreach in mission in our community and in the world, and for;

-Your Spirit of truth who guides us into truth.

We commit ourselves and our resources to You. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.

In Jesus’ name, all God’s children said, Amen.