We pray for the United Methodist Church,
for the people, and the churches,
For those with the responsibility
of speaking, deliberation, and presiding;
and for those who will bear witness.
We seek the presence of Your Holy Spirit,
O God, asking for a spirit of holy listening
to settle over the Special General Conference –
and indeed all places where United Methodists
and their kin are engaged in the work of discernment.
We pray for your fractured Church, O Christ,
divided and diverse, holy and broken at once.
Help us seek your truth and your will in all things.
Grant us whole-heartedness in meeting, prayer and fellowship.
Help us go about our business according to the way of your love.
Hold your Church in the palm of a generous hand.
We do not know how to be, without you.
Unite us as one with you and each other.
Teacher, Healer, Reconciler, Savior:
lead your people, we pray. Amen.