God of determination, we pray that you continue to guide the assembly today. We pray that in the midst of disagreement we find unity in you. There is much chaos and pain in the world. As the assembly continues to vote on issues relating to the environment, social justice, polity and mission, send your Spirit to guide us as we strive to be faithful to your call to us all.
God of the oppressed, help us not to put up walls in our own defensiveness, but listen to those who have long been silenced. It is with joy that we remember you are our Advocate, you are present in all of our suffering, and comfort us when we need you most. May we also be advocates for one another.
Empower us to trust your vision, to serve you and our siblings in Christ in love. Equip our passions that we have here to take home with us to our own local communities of service.
With our hope, love and trust in you, we pray, Amen.