Seed of the Church

Acts 8, Judges 9-11

Acts 8:4 – Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word.

O God, in wisdom and love you gather your church into a family and a body where one cares for another.  You gather us around word and sacrament to feed our faith. You gather us for fun, fellowship, and time together so that we can be a support to each other in every phase of life.  It’s easy to settle into the blessed gathering of believers and without even thinking about it exclude others from it.  As I go out into the world you are scattering me into different parts of this city and even into other cities, open my eyes and my ears so that I make the most of every opportunity to share the word.  Help me to scattered the seed of your Word where I can, yes, wherever I can, so that by my scattered life and the scattered seed which I cast on souls more may be gathered in. Scatter me to scatter your seed.  Scatter your seed to gather the church.  Use me how, when, and where you will, Lord that your Kingdom may be filled and your people gathered.  Amen.