Daily Worship

Bring heaven to earth

August 11, 2014 0 0

Revelation 3:20

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

Our Father,

Sometimes, in our day-to-day lives, heaven can seem far away.
When we see the difficulties in the lives of so many people in our communities, 
It can be a real challenge to know how best to communicate your good news. 
The perfection of heaven can seem so distant.

Help us bring heaven to earth,
Help us use the opportunities there for us in days of celebration,
To love our neighbours as Jesus taught us.

Help us be the best hosts we possibly can be,
Laying on the finest we can in food, and song, and fun, and laughter.
Help us turn the strangers in our communities to neighbours once again.

Forgive us for the times we have shut the door,
Forgotten how to love our neighbours,
Seen them as the problem, rather than friends in need.

Lead us from the temptation of cutting ourselves off,
Help us open the door and invite folks in.

Help us give our neighbours a glimpse of heaven.