Day 18 | To the Ends of the Earth This prayer is about kingdom advancement. It borrows language from several prayers in The Book of Common Prayer, and its essence is to sense the urgency of the church’s mission. We have been called to take the light of the gospel of Jesus into darkness. This prayer is for continued grace to do so.Eternal God, In whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn But the sword of righteousness, And no strength is known But the strength of love. Grant that we would take the good news of Jesus’ rescuing reign To our neighbors, our city, our state, and to the ends of the earth. Grant that your church, bound together in unity by your Holy Spirit, Would show forth your power among all peoples, That they may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace. Grant that those distant from you might be disciples of you That they would turn from themselves and to your welcoming arms. Grant that we, your ambassadors, would be filled with boldness, As we attend to this holy task to see your kingdom community expand. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever – world without end.