One of the most important things we can do to grow our congregations is to ask God directly for help. We are, after all, told, “present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6) and We suggest you add this prayer – or one like it (write one yourself?) – to every service for a year.
A Collect for Growth
Almighty and ever-living God, we ask you to help us grow this year. May we see your hand at work in the world around us and enthusiastically join in. May we be living examples of the glorious transformation that comes from a relationship with your Son, Jesus. Grant us a heartfelt concern for those who need a spiritual home, and give us what we need to invite them into the marvelous new life you promise. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.