Today’s prayer for General Council comes from Rev. Greg Smith-Young. To view the archive of all prayers being offered in the lead up to GC43 click here.

“Lord God, sovereign of today, yesterday and tomorrow:

Lord God, sovereign of today, yesterday and tomorrow:

We pray for the commissioners as they gather for a full day of listening, pondering, conversing, discerning and prayer. Holy Spirit, fill them with an abundance of Your wisdom, Your patience and Your love, that they may hear the mind of Jesus.

We pray for those who are presenting proposals. Holy Spirit, give them courage to speak, clarity of words, and humility to hear the wisdom of the Council, that they may share with Jesus in his mission.

We pray for the moderator as she guides the Council. Holy Spirit, make her burden light and easy-fitting, that she might serve Jesus with wisdom and joy.

We pray for the nominees for moderator as they share their hearts and visions with the Council. Holy Spirit, stir in them confidence as they speak, openness in their offerings, and our gratitude for their service, that they might led is in the way of Jesus.

Delighting in You, God all-glorious, Father always-love, we pray with delight and hope, filled with Your Spirit and trusting in Your Son. Amen.”