Day 4

 

Call to Prayer

Lord, I am distracted. Help me to listen.
Lord, I am in a hurry. Slow me down. 
Lord, I don’t know what to pray. Give me the words. 
In Christ’s name, Amen.

Silence

Psalm 67

May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us, 
that your way may be known on earth,
your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations upon earth. 
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!
The earth has yielded its increase;
God, our God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us;
let all the ends of the earth fear him!

Read Acts 2:1-13

Prayer of Response

Lord, you are calling every tribe, tongue, and nation to you. Your truth flourishes in every culture. Help us to lay down our entitlement and see the beauty of diversity. We pray you tear down the walls of division that exist between us.. We pray that our preferences would not lead to division but would leave room for teachability, even change. Humble us, O God. Amen.

Prayers of Supplication

For greater diversity in our church. 
For a desire to engage with other cultures.
For the gospel to flourish in our refugee communities.
For a spirit of hospitality that challenges our comfort zones.


Paul Adams