Almighty God, you are the creator. You wrote the plan of salvation. You sent the Holy Spirit to live inside us who confess Jesus as Lord and Savior, according to your Gospel. We are now the temple. You destroyed the physical one and took your presence from it. We take your Spirit everywhere we go. This is the season for travel and visiting family and new communities. Lord, let us shine your light in those communities. Let them know by our love that we are followers of Jesus. Let others be drawn by your beauty within us. Let us boldly speak of what you did for us. Water and nurture the seeds we plant as we move among people. Let us start a spark with our little light within. Fan it into an inferno to spread your Good News. Forgive us when we miss the opportunity to speak the name and story of Jesus. I pray in the power and authority of that name above all names, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28: 16b-20 ESV)