Father, we long to see Your shalom, Your flourishing, abound. Can we fashion or manufacture such flourishing? Surely not! You alone are the Source. So we pray Your will be done!
You are the Source – but we are Your channels of flourishing. Christ is the Vine, but we are the branches. It is through us, that You bring flourishing into this world.
Have we shirked this responsibility? Forgive us. Have we discounted ourselves? Forgive us. Have we instead pushed this responsibility to other “gifted” individuals? Forgive us.
Are we afraid of failing? Embolden us. Are we discouraged? Renew us. Are we weak and limited? Strengthen us. Are we lacking vision or opportunity? Open our eyes.
Lord, fill us with Your Holy Spirit. Let us glorify Your name, by bringing Your flourishing to the church, the family, the community, the city, and the nations.
We ask all this in Jesus’ name, amen.