O Risen, Living Christ, we ask that You build Your Church here.
Call to this church those who are loaded with guilt, that they may find forgiveness in Christ.
Bring those who are exhausted, that they may find rest in Christ.
Draw those who are afflicted with their sin and others’ sin, that they may find healing here.
Trust us with those who are addicted to harmful appetites, that they may find freedom here.
Lead to this church those who come from broken homes, that they may find family here.
Let those who are seeking truth find instruction here.
Let those who are like sheep without direction discover You, the Great Shepherd of our souls.
— Dick Woodward, Late Pastor Emeritus