Lord's Prayer for Missions
Lord’s Prayer for Missions
- Pastor: Our Father who art in heaven; Hallowed be Thy name.
Cong: Grant that the Gospel of Jesus Christ may be proclaimed in its truth and purity among us and throughout the world. Enable us and all believers to live holy and consecrated lives that in our daily conduct and everything we do we may be lights in the world giving glory to Your holy name.
- Pastor: Thy Kingdom come.
Cong: Grant that the proclamation of the Gospel may bear much fruit, that large numbers of men, women, and children from every nation, tribe, and language may be brought into Your kingdom through faith and enjoy the blessings of eternity in heaven.
- Pastor: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Cong: Grant that we may never forget that it is Your will that ALL people be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth, including those who have shown themselves to be our enemies. Grant that we may always remember that WE are to be witnesses for Christ to the farthest regions of the earth. Help us to remember that it is also Your will that we live a holy life so that people may be led to their Savior not only by our words, but by everything we do. Help us to trust Your will for us in our own individual lives as well, so that even in times of sorrow and difficulty we will humbly submit and confidently go forward saying, "Your will be done."
- Pastor: Give us this day our daily bread.
Cong: Grant that we may always remember with thanksgiving that the earth is Yours and everything in it and that You provide us with everything we need for our bodily well-being. Grant that we may always trust You for our daily bread without worry for tomorrow. So fill our hearts with contentment and thanksgiving that we may share our blessings with others and return to You a large measure of the gifts You have entrusted to us, so that Your kingdom may be grow among us and spread throughout our country and around the world.
- Pastor: And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Cong: Forgive us for all the times we have given offense and kept others from coming to You. Forgive us for not witnessing for Christ in our own community and elsewhere. Forgive us for so often forgetting that Christ died for us that we who live might live from now on not for ourselves, but for Him who died and rose again. Grant that we may also forgive those who trespass against us, that we may love our enemies, bless those who curse us, do good to those who hate us, and pray for those who mistreat us and persecute us, that we might by all means lead some to Christ!
- Pastor: And lead us not into temptation.
Cong: Grant that Satan, the world, and our own flesh may not tempt us to neglect the supreme task of the Church. Grant that we may not be tempte to fiddle away our time while the world rushes toward eternal flames, that we may never tempted to squander our money on luxuries and the pleasures of the world while at the same time denying the Bread of Life to others. Grant that we may never be tempted to use our God-given talents to our own glory and selfish interests, but that we may always use those abilities to proclaim the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
- Pastor: But deliver us from evil.
Cong: Protect us from all harm and danger. Keep peace within our borders, safety within our homes, and guard our loved ones we pray. But if evil should come to us, grant that we may boldly confess our faith in Jesus Chirst no matter what the circumstance, no matter what may be the result. Grant that we may be willing and happy to deny oureslves and take up the cross of self-sacrifice that others might live. Grant that we, like our Savior, may be willing to lay down our lives, if need be, so that others might live.
- Cong: For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen!