Immeasurably More prayer

We wrote this prayer-paraphrase version of Eph 3:14-21 and used it every night at Spring Harvest Minehead 2015 (week 2) in the Hub celebration.

The words of the Bible passage are so good - with Trinitarian themes, empowering, expectancy and a sending out to mission.  We found it worked both as a gathering, call-to-worship, and also as a sending at the end of the session.

You can download a regular (4:3) ratio version, or a widescreen (16:9) PowerPoint.  

We come expectant, yet humbly
before our heavenly Father,
the one who names us, 
the creator of heaven and earth.
 
From your abundance, Father,
give us the strength and power of your Holy Spirit,
so that Jesus himself might live inside us and through us.
 
With our roots going deep in your love
may your whole church reach out in your power,
embracing your endless, fathomless, eternal, perfect love;
beyond human knowledge, overflowing to your world.
 
We ask all of this for your glory,
to the praise of the ‘Immeasurably More’ God,
by your power,
through your Church,
for all generations,
into eternity.
Amen.
 
 

 

Sam Hargreaves/engageworship.org

 

Sam co-leads engageworship.org with his wife Sara. He completed the LST degree in Theology, Music and Worship, and an MA in Contemporary Worship from Kings College London. He was Programme Leader for the LST Theology and Worship course and now teaches as a guest lecturer there. He also co-leads the RESOUNDworship.org worship song website, and has led musical and creative worship at events like Spring Harvest, Youtwork Summit and Greenbelt. Sam and Sara's book 'How would Jesus lead worship' was published by BRF in 2009.

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Graham Slader
15 Apr 2015 09:14
Just to let you know that the 4:3 ratio presentation has not been saved with the fonts embedded or the slides saved as images. The widescreen version is fine! Powerful prayer - planning to use it this Sunday at a vision and mission day.
Sam Hargreaves
15 Apr 2015 16:40
Thanks for spotting that Graham - I've now fixed it!
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