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Prayer Blesses New Center's Ground

by Lifelong Learning Staff

CTS President Steve Hayner

 Journeying Together readers may appreciate reading CTS President Steve Hayner’s prayer from the February 2, 2011, ground blessing for the new Vernon S. Broyles, Jr., Leadership Center: 

Lord of the Universe, Hope of the World, 

  this ground is yours.  

Our lives are yours.  

  And the work of our hands is yours.

Consecrate this place afresh by your Holy Spirit.  

As a new building takes shape on this ground, 

  will you superintend its construction 

  and those who work on it?  

May this work itself be a blessing to many.

And even now, you who are sovereign in your knowledge 

  and purposeful in your plan, 

  will you shape not only this building but our very lives 

along with the lives of those who follow us, 

that your Kingdom might be served, 

that your Church might be built, 

  and that people everywhere might take fresh steps 

  toward our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

As you used Vernon S. Broyles, Jr., 

  in such mighty ways 

  in the leadership of your people, 

will you now multiply the blessing of his life 

in the lives of countless more throughout the world.

  In Jesus name,

Amen.