6th March 2020

World Day of Prayer

Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk

A Prayer in response to the Parable of the Great Feast

A Prayer in response to the Parable of the Great Feast

Dear God,
Thank you for your kind invitation.
It was unexpected.
I would like to be there but I need some help.
Sometimes I don’t like socialising;
I worry about how this invitation will fit into my life;
I feel too tired.
I wonder who else will be there?
I’m very busy at the moment.
What if the other guests are different to me and we don’t have anything in common?
Who else have you invited?
What if no one likes me?
What if I don’t like them?
How long should I come for?
Could I just stay a little while?
Lord, help me to overcome these fears; help me to be in a position to accept your invitation.
Help me to know your presence where I can be myself and all my worries can melt away.
Help me to remember that you are always with me and you know more about me than I know about myself.
Help me to be reassured that I can come as I am and you want me for what I am – not what I bring.
Thank you that this invitation is for everyone, regardless of our differences.
Thank you for all the doors this invitation will open for me – the joy, the limitless potential.
I’m really excited now!
I’ll be there.
PS Can I bring a +1?

Dawn, Erdoo, Jess, Sophie and Verna at Y-Pray? 2018

Photo by Sweet Ice Cream Photography on Unsplash