Mission Sunday on 25 July 2021 is an opportunity for every parish, every community, every person in both the Diocese of Perth and the Diocese of Eldoret to join in prayer with and for each other in our Partnership in Mission.
Our brothers and Sisters in Eldoret have sent us this prayer. We hope you can use it in church, at home, with your prayer group, youth group, Sunday kids group.
May Jesus’ love be known and received by all. Amen.
Almighty God, Gracious and merciful, your love for us is incomparable,
your wisdom is unsearchable, and your ways are a true mystery.
Your loving kindness to humanity led you to send your only Son Jesus Christ
to bring good news of salvation and guarantee us eternal life.
We glorify your name and give thanks to you God for the partnership between Perth and Eldoret Dioceses.
Through the partnership you are extending the mission work.
We pray, O God, that you pour your blessings to your servants and the leadership in our two Dioceses
guiding them to continue working towards accomplishing the command of
‘Making all nations be the disciples of Jesus Christ".
Stir up the talents in your people in our two Dioceses so that through the partnership
we can minister to humanity and be the light of the world.
Just as you sent out the twelve disciples and later the seventy two,
we too realize that the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Lord we beseech you to renew our zeal to evangelize and lead many to salvation.
May our hearts thirst for new avenues of outreach within our Dioceses and beyond
and may every step we take be revealed, inspired, and guided by the Holy Spirit .
Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
(Prayer from Eldoret)
As we grow in grace together with our mission partners in Eldoret,
please bless us with wisdom and generosity.
The wisdom to truly value and each other’s contributions,
The wisdom to understand and overcome the barriers our cultural differences can present and
The wisdom to know that you Lord are the strength in our relationship.
Allow us to be generous in our thoughts, conversations and giving.
Help us to clearly see the development of our partnership,
generously giving the time required for it to develop and grow.
Help us to truly know, friendships grow with time, love and within the spirit of generosity.
(Prayer from Perth Partnership in Mission Committee)