Help us, Lord, to bring about a new church:
A church of open minds and warm hearts, of a caring and
A church of young and old, of every type, included together as
one equal body.
A church that works among hurt lives, that cares for all, that
knows no division.
A church that knows its differences only in love and never in
A church that looks in all directions in order to see God.
A church that is as low as the humblest grain of creation, but as
high as the ideals of Jesus Christ.
A church that gives to the world for God's glory and not its own.
A church of courage, of truth and a church of all people.
Creator God, help us see a better way.
For the world to change to Your way God through Jesus Christ
We pray that we may wake up and bring a church to all.
Not a church of our will or personal aims and ambitions,
but a mission shaped church, a church of the Living God.
Creator God, help us see a better way. Amen
Taken from material produced for The Family Friendly Churches Trust by Mike Bossingham, David Hollingsworth, Ann Bossingham and Ian Smart.