(Below is a prayer found on the inside of a church in south west London to help the church members remember what is expected of us by Christ):

“Almighty God our Heavenly Father, by your grace in Jesus Christ and in the power of your Holy Spirit, please help me to be prayerfully holy and joyfully obedient to your word and so, as a member of my church, in submission to its leadership, to:

believe and proclaim the gospel that Christ is my loving Saviour and living Lord;

attend regularly my Sunday congregation and appropriate mid-week small group;

contribute my prayer, time and talents to our church life and outreach;

and give sacrificially for the gospel ministry of our church and its mission partners,

in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.”

Explore Bible notes, 29/11/2016