Today’s prayer for General Council comes from Melodee Lovering. To view the archive of all prayers being offered in the lead up to GC43 click here.

“O God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, may You be present in each person attending the council. May the paradox of honouring the past and embracing the future, be resolved within the community as the council continues. Let each decision that comes forth be most in keeping with Your timeless nature and be least bound by our transience. May our denomination find the shelter we seek from the stormy blast of change that has left some disheartened and fearful. May Your spirit lay hold on all hearts within our beloved church and especially on those who are serving as delegates, so that they will behold Your mighty and beautiful vision for the United Church of Canada which is our spiritual abiding place until we come to our eternal home. In the blest name of Jesus. Amen.”