A Prayer for Synod

God of all, speak with us.

Creating, you spoke light and life and hope.

In our worship,
let us honour your presence;

in our deliberations,
move us to serve your mission;

in our decisions,
let us reflect the image
which is shaped by your breath and love.

Living and dying and rising, you recast everything.

Help us discover your courage and your joy
to live your hope and justice in our community;

enable us to trust you,
as we discern your call,
or struggle with what may appear mundane;

keep us faithful to the task in our hand –
to be your church, in worship, in witness and in service.

You breathe, and whisper, and sing
a story which seems beyond us
and yet is placed in the palms of our hands.

When we find consensus,
let us celebrate your guidance;

when we struggle to discern your voice,
keep us patient,
reminding us of our diverse lives and call;

have us mindful, always, of the world in which we live and move:
the world for which Christ died
and in which we bear witness
in our lives and words each day.

Creator, Word, Spirit,
lead us, that we may serve you well.