Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The 'Clay' Prayer: a prayer for discipleship and Christian vocation

Now that Easter has come and gone, this is an ideal time for us to recommit ourselves to Christ. Our next Holy Communion Service at St. Mark's, Flecknoe, is this coming Sunday, 15th April, at 9.00am. The next Family Service will be held on Sunday May 6th at the later time of 4.00pm.

The short prayer below is on the subject of discipleship and vocation, and would be useful for those searching for their true path as Christians.

For as the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O House of Israel.
Jeremiah 18: 6


Lord God, who creates all things for a reason,
shape us like clay to your purpose,
tell us our true names.
Fire us with the Holy Spirit, in darkness
and in light.
Guide us to the people and places
that can work your will in us.
For we are ready, Lord,
to be made your servants and your disciples
in Christ's name.

Prayer by Jane Holland, Warwickshire.

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