Supplementary material for Rural Mission Sunday
These materials are also available to download.
Additional prayers for Rural Mission Sunday
You made the world to grow and flourish;
Forgive us when we spoil your creation.
You created people to live together in peace,
sharing your love;
Forgive us when we pursue division instead of harmony.
You call us to follow you as your disciples;
Forgive us when we follow our own agenda.
Restore and renew us, send us out to live for you.
Help us to grow together for the sake of your kingdom.
In Jesus’ name,
May the God who created you bless you with love.
May Jesus continue to walk with you through the world.
May the Holy Spirit help you to grow together in unity.
May the Holy Trinity hold you in peace this day and always.
- Why not look at the diaries of local organisations and pray for forthcoming events?
- If there is a school in your village pray regularly for the staff and children. See Pray.Bake.Read for more ideas (com/pray.bake.read).
- ‘Prayer walk’ your community.
- Put a prayer box in your community and use the prayers left in it as a regular part of your intercessions.
- Ask people what they will be doing this time tomorrow and commit to praying for them.
Additional hymns and songs for Rural Mission Sunday
Growing in the church
There’s a quiet understanding when we’re gathered in the Spirit (Tedd Smith)
You’re calling us and so we are gathered here (Graham Kendrick)
Growing across denominations
In Christ there is no east or west (John Oxenham)
Summoned by the God who made us (Delores Dufner, OSB)
Your hand, O God, has guided (Edward Hayes Plumptre)
Growing across communities
Community of Christ (Shirley Erena Murray)
Come now you blessed, eat at my table (Ruth Duck)