Conversation by Pissarro c. 1881
Loving God, we come to you as a people who know your love.
For that we give thanks and praise.
But Lord, we know there are many
men and women in our world who don’t know you.
We bring before you those who are lost,
who feel alone, abandoned, and hopeless.
Some live in our own neighbourhoods, our own city.
We pray that we may be able to reach them with the message
that through your grace they might know a different life,
in which restored and renewed, loved and fulfilled,
they might in turn go on to reach others.
Rev Dr Philippa Horrex of Wanganui, New Zealand
Then he said to his disciples,
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest
to send out laborers into his harvest.”