Tuesday, November 22, 2016
A prayer for evangelization
Gracious God, you have taught us to experience, teach, preach and practice love. Be with us as we read the gospel and practice it in our lives. There are many who having read have not understood, who could not read because of varying circumstances and who will readily read the gospel if given a chance. Even as the world is facing an erosion of good values, justice and peace, we pray for the gospel to reach places it has thus far never been heard or understood. Help us to start and be part of church initiatives of evangelization which seek to convert hearts hardened by hatred, revenge and violence to hearts which seek reconciliation and love.
May the church and we who serve the church preach and teach the gospel in places misunderstood and in contexts misinterpreted. God is love and how can this love be limited to few places in the world. May our thoughts, actions and deeds reflect the conversion experience we have had in Christ and lead us to work for the church, which is the body of Christ. Help us and lead us Holy Spirit we pray in one accord. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.