“Good Shepherd of Your people, thank you for the wonders You are already unfolding before us today.
Continue to guide our commissioners as they seek Your will.
Give them wisdom, compassion, carefulness, and love.
Thank you for the 10 nominees for our moderator,
for the gifts each of these people bring,
their love for Your church,
and their willingness to hear this call to discern.
Give them peace through this day.
Comfort and encourage those who are disappointed.
Strengthen and uphold the one who is chosen.
Guide the commissioners as they discern among them, seeking one who will faithfully lead our United Church through the next 3 years.
We pray in the hope and love of Jesus Christ, our Lord and the true Head of the Church. Amen.”