And I Ask God to help me.
Posted on May 2, 2019 | Posted by Mary Stoneback
This past Sunday, this year’s 8th grade Confirmands; Kendall, Conner and Makena affirmed for themselves the promises that their parents, sponsors and congregation made for them at their baptism: “…to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s Supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.”
And just as their parents and congregations did, the youth publicly proclaimed their desire to continue to grow in their faith in Christ and to live out their faith in the church and wherever they are, each saying, “I do and I ask God to help me.”
God of the living and the dead,
God of our work and play,
God of our hope and our love,
Grant us peace today.
Help us to see your hand in all things,
and help us trust your wisdom.
Help us see the gifts we have received
and use them according to the needs around us to benefit all.
Give us a generous heart
and a willing spirit
to accept the role you have given us.
Send us your Holy Spirit
to counsel us,
to strengthen us,
and to guide our ministry.
~Prayer by Crystal Ayres from ConnectUS, July 24 2016