‘Stewardship Prayer’ – Fridge magnet wisdom!

Dear Friends,
At our deacons’ Away Day this week, one of our deacons shared the following prayer which she had seen on a friend’s fridge: –

My church is composed of people like me.
I help make it what it is.
It will be friendly, if I am.
Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them.
It will do great work, if I work.
It will make generous gifts to many causes,
if I am a generous giver.
It will bring other people into
its worship and fellowship,
if I invite and bring them.
It will be a church of loyalty and love,
of fearlessness and faith,
and a church with a noble spirit,
if I, who make it what it is,
am filled with these same things.
Therefore, with the help of God,
I shall dedicate myself
to the task of being all the things
that I want my church to be.

It’s remarkable what wisdom can be found attached by magnets to other people’s fridges!

With my love and prayers
Matthew Scott