...we will be one in Jesus Christ
We come before you Lord with a heart for this city of Bath and the surrounding villages.
We want to discover how we can demonstrate the fact that we who are ‘baptised’ (changed in heart) are all one in Christ Jesus. Show us Lord.
In a world that is ever more polarised and where people have been thrust apart in all sorts of ways by the impact of Covid-19, we pray that we will discover together what being one in Christ (rooted and abiding in him), really means.
Let us confess when we have held ourselves apart from other parts of the one church in this city and beyond.
We commit to positively engaging with those who are different from ourselves, to intentionally strive (as an act of the will) to be in relationship with them, and to be generous towards them.
We acknowledge that we are all simply human beings muddling through this wonderful gift of life. However as Christians we’ve chosen to do so as followers of Jesus – and that’s an exciting and humbling adventure. Thank you Lord.
‘As many of you as were baptised into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus’. Galatians 3v27-28
Revd Stephen Girling