Prayers for use in preparation for General Synod 2004
Guide, we beseech thee, Almighty God, by the light of thy Holy Spirit, the counsels of the Bishop, Clergy, and Laity at this time assembled in General Synod; that thy Church may dwell in peace, and fulfill all the mind of him who loved it and gave himself for it, thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in General Synod for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honour and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
in our midst
you make all things new,
nourishing us and leading us into your gracious reign.
Open our ears
to recognize your voice,
that we may turn and see the living Body of Christ.
Open our hearts
that we may embrace your transformation of us
and of the world, through us
Strengthen our wills
that we may commit our past and future life together to you,
and begin again;
to the glory of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen,
in the power of the Holy Spirit.