Here’s a prayer of petition and commitment from Terri on the RevGalBlogPals website.
(inspired by Ephesians 2:14, John 17, Galatians 3:28, Romans 12:5)
by your Holy Spirit
you have made us one with your saints
in heaven and on earth:
Help us to see your presence
burning in the hearts of others;
grant that we may be united
in a fellowship of love and prayer;
give us the courage to pick up our cross
and respond to the needs of the world,
give us the stamina to follow you,
to be your hands and heart in the world;
enable us to witness to your grace and mercy.
We pray all this
through the love your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
~ written by Terri, and posted on RevGalBlogPals. http://revgalblogpals.blogspot.ca/2008/08/take-up-your-cross.html