Sunday, 2 September 2018

Covenanting Together

Today is our Covenant Service at Church - as part of that, we will all join together in a prayer of commitment. Our Church is not the building - fine though that is - it is the people who belong, the family of Jesus. I am grateful to belong to such a loving, caring fellowship like this.
Creating and redeeming God, we give you thanks and praise. 

Your covenant of grace was made for our salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord. We come this day to covenant with you and with our companions in discipleship - to watch over each other and to walk together before you in ways known and still to be made known.

Pour down your Spirit on us. Help us so to walk in your ways that the promises we make this day, and the life that we live together, may become an offering of love, our duty and delight, truly glorifying to you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

This day, we give ourselves again to the Lord and to each other, to be bound together in fellowship, and to work together in the unity of the Spirit for the sake of God’s mission. In our congregation, in local partnerships, in our association and in the wider Union, we commit all that we have and all that we are to fulfil God's purposes of love.

Father, we are not our own, we are bought with a price. We give ourselves to you: use us as you choose. We are ready to be rich or poor, strong or weak, exalted or brought low for you. Freely and willingly we covenant ourselves to serve you, not for reward but out of love. 

May the covenant we make with you find approval in your sight, and give us the grace to fulfil it, for the sake of Christ, Amen.


  1. I'm going up to my parish church shortly and I'll be praying for your church when I get there. Bless you all.

  2. What an important and wonderful idea for church communities!


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