Lord, when we see greatness in sport, on TV, in life in general.
When we see great names perform or compete,
when we see great achievements.
We pray that this would encourage and inspire us
to excel in our own spheres of life so that we might exert influence
and see transformation for the sake of your Kingdom.
Help us realise that we can do nothing of Kingdom value by ourselves
but only as we are dependent upon,
and are energised by, your Holy Spirit.
Help us to consider everything we have attained in this life
as loss compared with the surpassing greatness
of knowing Christ Jesus our Lord to whom we give all the glory.
We seek greatness for His Kingdom in every context
in which you have called us to serve.
In His name which is the name above every name
– Jesus Christ the King –