To Know Him, To Make Him Known
Saint James’ Prayer for Mission
O gracious and loving God, you work everywhere reconciling, loving, and healing your people and your creation. In your Son Jesus and through the power of your Holy Spirit, you invite each of us to join you in your work. We, young and old, lay and ordained, ask you to form us more and more in your image and likeness, through our prayer and worship of you and through the study of your scripture, that our eyes will be fully opened to your mission in the world. Then, God, into our communities, our nation, and the world, send us to serve with Christ, taking risks to give life and hope to all people and all of your creation. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Reaching Out With the Love of Christ
It is this prayer that directs us at Saint James to reach out in the Name of Jesus to serve and share in our community of James Island, in homes and schools, in Charleston and in the world. Please see the report of our Missions Team for places and peoples we are blessed and called to serve with food, love and the Good News of Jesus Christ as Savior.
These words from of Jesus Christ send us out in missions. Matthew, Chapter 25, verses 37-40:
“Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”
At Saint James, we do it for Jesus.