Today’s prayer for General Council comes from Rev. Ingrid Brown, who was ordained by BC Conference just a few weeks ago. To view the archive of all prayers being offered in the lead up to GC43 click here.

“God of love and of challenge, of mystery ever revealing, we pause this day to give you thanks. Thank you for creation all around us, pulsing with your heartbeat. Thank you for showing yourself to us in Jesus the Christ. Thank you for your continued faithfulness as your Holy Spirit guides and directs us according to your perfect will, creating in us yearnings for goodness beyond that which we are capable of ourselves.

As we, the UCC limb of Christ’s body in the world, prepare to gather in Oshawa, help us to use your model of relationship expressed in the Trinity as a guide for the way that we encounter one another. Quicken our hearts and make us bold in our proclamations of your truth, unashamedly claiming you as Lord.

We ask this so that we might join together well, each sinew of your body knit together for your glory, with the ultimate purpose of witnessing to the world of your power, your love, and your way of life. May we do your will always, please show us how. Amen.”