Here's the prayer I wrote and offered to open today's meeting of the Faith, Order and Witness Committee.
Holy God, merciful Lord, reconciling Spirit...
You again have called us together as Your people in Christ Jesus; we again gather to learn more, to further enlarge our hearts and our minds, to discern paths of agreement, but above all to follow Jesus more fully and faithfully.
Amidst endless uncertainties and certain unpredictables, You call us and in the Spirit of Pentecost You enable us to be holy and righteous, merciful and loving, reconciling peacemakers, to be Your word, Your presence, Your very image everywhere You send us.
We ask You graciously to bless this time in the Name of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen for the life of the world,