Today’s prayer for General Council comes from Rev. John Lovering. To view the archive of all prayers being offered in the lead up to GC43 click here.
Your people within the United Church are gathering to chart a new course. The many variables created by the changes can give me brain freeze. I wouldn’t know where to start. Except that I know that my life is better when I start with you. Help the people at this year’s council to start with you. Give them hearts that look for the good in others. Give them strength for their days in community. Help us to rededicate our churches to work towards your purposes. Systems matter, structures can be important, so guide us to make faithful decisions, for we ask it through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN”