Academic journal article International Review of Mission

An Invitation to Prayer

Academic journal article International Review of Mission

An Invitation to Prayer

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FROM THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE EUROPEAN MISSION CONFERENCE

Touching, seeing, walking, sending, proclaiming, involving, praying, healing, sharing, weeping, this is the mission in Christ's way!

We have interacted and have been challenged to look at God's mission through the three themes that form the core of the context in which we are called to live this mission - our complex cultures; our multifaith society (context) and the divided state of our churches.

We have been challenged to rethink and to move forward in mission with renewed vision and hope. This challenge calls for unity among churches, commitment to the gospel, respect for other faiths and constant awareness of the implications of our cultures.

Through the stories we shared we realized how complex mission is and that it can only be possible in the power of the Spirit received through constant communion with God through Christ. This calls for constant prayer. So we invite you to join us in our prayer:

Lord, our God,

whose power is beyond compare,

whose glory is beyond understanding,

whose mercy is boundless,

whose love for us is everlasting:

look upon us; help us to bring your light to the world.

Our Creator and Sustainer,

we bring before you our painful situation of the divided Church. …

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