A Common Prayer

A prayer for our Vineyard Canada family… and ourselves…

Father – we are your children.  As we lead in your kingdom and serve the Vineyard Community, may we never lose the wonder and simplicity of childlike trust.  Heal us of the distortions of the soul we carry from dysfunction, abandonment and abuse in our earthly families and grace us with renewed vision to see who You are and what You do that we may obey.

Jesus – we follow You.  Head of the “C”hurch and the only hope for the Vineyard Community.  Be our centre.  Be our model.  May we reflect You in all areas of dialogue, spiritual rhythms and strategy that we undertake together.  We open our hands, our minds and our wills to Your transformational presence – Christ in us.

Spirit – we need You.  Awaken our spirits that we may cry “Abba, Father!”  Reveal the Son to us that we may behold His beauty and become like Him.  We surrender to Your wisdom.  We attune ourselves to Your voice of reason and righteousness that we may do the will of the Father and engage in the words and works of the Son.  Equip us to serve the Vineyard Communities.  Empower us to lead with grace and humility.  Employ us that we may love the whole “C”hurch, deliver the captives and disciple sigh communities under our care.
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