A Word from Richard
Thy Kingdom Come 2019
As www.thykingdomcome.global comes this Ascensiontide, here's a personal prayer of mine, used each morning, longing to be better equipped to serve my Lord (based on Common Worship Morning Prayer).
May it encourage and equip you too:
The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.
Strengthen me this day with your Spirit’s armour:
Wrap around me the belt of truth;
Guard my heart with the breastplate of righteousness
Guide my steps with the shoes of peace
Govern my mind with the helmet of salvation
Strengthen my hold on the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit
That I might stand form contending for you and your kingdom this day.
And fill me with the fruit of the Spirit.
Let your love, joy, peace
Patience, kindness, goodness
Faithfulness, gentleness and self-control
Fill me, form me and flow from me to those around.
As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever. Amen.