Our God who is doing a new thing, making a way out of no way, with rivers of life-giving water to flow through our desert places, bringing beauty everywhere;
Our God who is doing a new thing, who created us, redeems us, calls us by name, who is with us through flood and fire so we have no reason to fear;
Our God who is doing a new thing, we thank you for your Spirit, who transforms us to become more and more who you have created and called us to be.
Our God who is doing a new thing, we are here to listen to you and one another and your world and discern what that might be, what and where new life is springing up, and how we might find our way there, each of us individually and all of us communally.
We ask now for help to experience you in new and different ways and people and customs, even those that are uncomfortable for us.
We ask now for help to ensure what we are doing is discerning spiritually together and not just deciding strategically what seems best at the moment.
We ask now for help to empower us to move forward in new life with you, expressing gratitude for your goodness, and being both faithful and fruitful in wherever it is you call us.
O God, lead and guide us throughout our journeys in a mighty and powerful way!
Holy Spirit, grant us wisdom, discernment, and clarity of mind and purpose
as we follow in the footsteps of Jesus to lead with both compassion and boldness
that we may live out the mission to which you have called us. Amen.
Prayer submitted by
REV. DR. LISA HEILIG
Resource Development Specialist
Office of Church and Ministry Development
Metropolitan Community Churches