A Prayer Prompted by John 20

Dear Lord Jesus,

We have not seen you like these early disciples, nor do we expect you to appear personally to us, and yet we have taken that step to believe. With Thomas we proclaim that you are our Lord and our God. 

We thank you for dying for our sins and rising from the grave.  You truly have defeated sin and death.

As the Father sent you and as you sent those earliest disciples, we accept the mission you have given us. We are sent to proclaim the forgiveness of sins to all who believe, who put their faith and trust in Christ and Christ alone. Please empower us to carry out that mission. 

Breathe your Holy Spirit onto us and fill us with his presence and power.

In your name we pray,

Amen