Build Your Kingdom Here Prayer

One of my favourite worship songs at the moment is Build Your Kingdom Here by Rend Collective experiment.

I think the lyrics are powerful, true and a real challenge to us as the Church both collectively and locally. When I heard it first at YWS11 it really encapsulated my vision for the local youth project I am trying to get going and my prayer at the time for that area, particularly this verse

Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Set Your church on fire
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere
Build Your kingdom here

The following is a prayer I put together by rearranging the lyrics of this song in a way that allowed a group of people say them together in prayer. I have not used all of the lyrics, as I was trying to focus the prayer specifically to the context I was going to use it, whilst hopefully keeping what originally caught me about the lyrics.

Set Your rule and reign In our hearts
Increase in us we pray.

Like wildfire in our very souls,
Holy Spirit come invade us now
We are Your Church
We need Your power in us.

We seek Your kingdom first
We hunger and we thirst
For You are our joy.

To see the captive hearts released,
The hurt; the sick and the poor at peace
Come set our hearts ablaze with hope

Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere

Unleash Your kingdom’s power, reaching near and far
No force of hell can stop Your beauty changing hearts

Fill us with the strength and love of Christ

We are Your church

We pray revive

Adapted from the lyrics of ‘Build Your Kingdom Here’ by Rend Collective Experiment

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