A prayer for our churches and a call for Prayer Visitors
O God, Jesus said to his disciples,“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few:”Raise up those who would be Prayer Visitors, soevery Church in this Diocese will be prayed forand worshipped in on Sunday One; through Christ ourLord, who lives with you and theHoly Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.
Through the prayer’s intention and the Holy Spirit’s nudging, we pray that a few people will discern a call to become Prayer Visitors. Becoming a Prayer Visitor will be the second step in this hope.
A Prayer Visitor is a person who
- Commits to pray specific prayers for a particular Southern Cone congregation from now until that property is restored.
- Agrees to invite one other person to join in that prayer.
- Will, along with the friend, be present in that Church for four consecutive Sundays beginning with SundayOne after use of the property is restored to us.
Look at the list of congregations and then pray. Is there one congregation you sense a call to pray for? Please use the prayer below, insert the name of the congregation, and pray the prayer out loud. If you decide that you would like to be a Prayer Visitor, email your name, phone, email address and the chosen congregation to Sam McClain, firstname.lastname@example.org More information will follow.
List of congregations:
Grand Prairie, St. Andrew
Grand Prairie, St. Joseph
Grapevine, St. Laurence
Hubbard, St. Alban
Jacksboro, St. Thomas the Apostle
Keller, St. Barnabas
Laguna Park, Our Lady of the Lake
Mansfield, St. Gregory
Mineral Wells, St. Luke
Possum Kingdom Lake, St Peter-by-the-Lake
Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for the congregation of ________________. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Blessings to you,
The Rev. Sam McClain