Daily Worship

The witness of the Church

Jane Denniston May 31, 2016 0 0

Acts 1: 3 - 8

Acts 1: 3 - 8

After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Thank you, Lord, for the witness of the Church

Throughout the world,

Throughout the land,

Throughout our communities.

Thank you that your Church

Is empowered 

To act as your hands,

Caring in witness to your compassion.

To be your feet,

Carrying the good news to neighbours and strangers.

To be your voice,

Speaking words of hope and salvation.

Help me to play my faithful part

In witnessing to you.