There are rather a lot of quotes ahead of today’s prayer, but hopefully the prayer gathers them together in a simple way…
I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd (John 10:16; NIV).
“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts” (Hebrews 4:7; NIV).
All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD; and all the families of the nations shall worship before him (Psalm 22:27; NRSV).
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world (1 John 4:14; NIV).
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess (Hebrews 4:15; NIV).
Please bless everyone
Throughout the world
Who worships your Son;
But bless still more
All those who don’t know him yet.
Open our eyes to see him,
Our ears to hear his voice,
And our hearts to receive his love.
May people everywhere
Accept and follow him,
And our great High Priest.
We ask this in his holy name,