jesus teaching
Ministers of Hospitality Prayers

Lord, you make all kinds of people,

even people like me.

In your love, you gather them all into your Church.

As you gather your people this day,

help me to serve them in a Christ-like manner, even

as your Son served those who gathered about him.

Make me prayerful and patient, helpful and

understanding, and may I radiate the joy that faith

 brings as I serve their needs.

Give me your strength to support my fellow ministers.

May all who assemble to celebrate our common

faith in the risen Savior be glad of heart for being

here and for having encountered your Son in one

another, in our priest, at the tables of the

Book and the Bread, and through the ministry of

hospitality like me.

I ask this in Jesus’ name.



Lord Jesus, you welcomed all who came into your presence. May I

reflect that same spirit through this ministry of hospitality. May

your light shine in my heart this day. Remove from me anything

that would stand in the way of radiating your presence.

As people enter this Church to worship and praise You, may they

hear your voice in my words and see your love in my actions. May

my “welcome” reflect our joy at their presence and my “goodbye"  encourage them to return soon.

I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and ask your blessing

upon all of my efforts. I ask this through our God who is the giver of

all gifts.