Saturday, 22 Jul 2017

O consuming fire, O Spirit of love, descend into the depth of
our hearts and there transform us until we are fire of your
fire, love of your love, and Christ himself is formed within
us. Amen.

Elizabeth of Schonau (d. 1184)

Lord, you have revealed yourself to your people in
every generation and invited them to share in the building up
of your kingdom. So we pray for the rich heritage of
Methodism throughout the British Isles and around the world.
We pray for all those historic Methodist churches and other
buildings, which exercise a ministry of welcome and
hospitality to visitors every day of the year. We pray for all
those volunteers who give their time freely to welcome
visitors, listen to their joys and sorrows, introduce them to
our history and share stories of God's faithful people. We
pray for the heritage stewards at Wesley's Chapel in London
that they may be enabled to draw people into a deeper
encounter with the faith that we profess. In the name of
Christ, we pray. Amen.

Jennifer Potter, minister, Wesley's Chapel, London