Prayer for General Conference
Gracious and loving God, we seek the guidance of your Holy Spirit each and every day, but especially we ask for your wisdom during the week of our General Conference. We give thanks for all of those who have worked so hard to make our General Conference a reality. We give thanks for all of those who will lead us in worship and in business. We give thanks for our hosts and the staff of the hotel where we will meet. We give thanks for our guests who will inspire us by their wisdom.
As we come from around the world to gather in Orlando FL USA we ask for travel mercies for safety. As we join with sisters and brothers face-to-face and virtually, may we learn more about your love and grace.
We especially lift our prayers for those who have stepped forward to lead us as Moderator of MCC or as a member of MCC’s Governing Board. May we attend to your Spirit as we discern the direction you would have us go. May we find ourselves at the conclusion of our conference more united in our common love for you, for one another and for those yet to find MCC. And may we return to our home churches encouraged to move into our next half century with enthusiasm for who you are calling us to become.
In the name of Jesus and in your many holy names, we pray. Amen.
REV. ELDER DR. CANDACE R. SHULTIS
Council of Elders
Metropolitan Community Churches