This was written for the final morning of Spring Harvest '09, but could be used in any context where you want people to corporately commit to living out Jesus' Great Commission.

Commissioning prayer
based on Matt 28:17-20 and 10:7-8.

(said by all together)

Jesus we worship you,
And sometimes we doubt.
Yet we know all authority is yours.

So you call us to go:
to all nations,
to make disciples,
to continue your mission.

You call us to announce your Kingdom:
to heal the sick,
to raise the dead,
to cast out demons.

You call us to baptise in your name:
you are Father,
you are Son,
you are Holy Spirit.

We will follow, we will obey and teach all you have commanded,

For you are with us always,
day after day, year after year,
to the very end of the age. Amen.

© Sam Hargreaves /