Wednesday, 7 July 2010

General Synod

In the run up to the July Sessions of General Synod, as politics, posturing and position taking seem to have pushed out prayer, a modest contribution: a prayer that has been used in this Parish over the last few months

Heavenly Father, you have promised by your Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth.
We ask for the gift of your Spirit, for guidance and grace for the Church of England at this time.
Bless our Bishops, and all who have difficult decisions to make.
Teach us to respect and honour the convictions of others that are sincerely held, even if we cannot agree with them.
When the way ahead seems difficult or uncertain, help us to hold on to your love, from which we cannot be parted, by life or by death;
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.