(This was a closing prayer I write for one of Fitzroy's Faith On Trial services where Mark Noll was the guest speaker... it attempted to include the thoughts of the evening... and is based around Dutch theologian Abrham Kuyper's thought from Calvinism that not one inch of the Universe is outside Jesus Lordship...)
Lord, we have so often got stuck in the bawn,
Defending reductionist dogma
Instead of contributing
To the cutting edge of the contemporary issues of our day.
May we be a community of believers
That develops a vocational calling
Seeing every member as being in a vital missional place
In whatever they do in our city, society and world.
May we be a people who believe
That there is not one inch of our Universe
Over which Jesus doesn’t say, “This is Mine”
And may we be shaped and honed by the Holy Spirit
To be those who can restore, redeem and reform
Every inch of that Universe
Not to prove our greatness
But to make Jesus what he was, is and always will be
Lord of all!