The prayers this week are from Chris Goddard of the Vineyard Church:
Reading: Psalm 47 God the King of all the Earth
Verse 1: “O Clap your hands, all peoples; Shout to God with the voice of joy.”
Dear Lord Jesus, we remember that before you ascended into heaven you commissioned your disciples to be your witnesses to the ends of the earth. We ask today that, just as they were immersed in your Spirit and spread your Good News throughout the world, so you would help us as we also announce, in word and deed, your Gospel to those within the range of our current influence.
Give us grace Lord, in the face of life as we know it at this time, to do everything we do in such a way that we are a blessing to each and every one we encounter.
We celebrate again today that you are King and Lord of all the earth, and we lift our voices to sing your praise.
In this time, strengthen us to be faithful and obedient as you were Lord.