We like our agendas, Jesus,

we like to set priorities and plan outcomes;

and we want the world to follow.

But, too often our agendas are not yours;

and that can’t be good for us

or for our world.


So we pray, that your agenda would prevail

in our hearts,

in our words,

in our priorities,

in our relationships,

in our actions.


May our world be captured by the beauty and grace

that flow from your Kingdom purposes;

wherever there is violence,

wherever there is division,

wherever there is disease,

wherever there is need,

wherever there is grief,

wherever there is despair,

may human experience be shaped

by your awesome, creative reign.