Monday, July 12, 2010

Praying for General Synod

The loveliest chapel in Gloucester Cathedral is, I think, the blue chapel...with fabulous glass and an altar of stunning simplicity. It is here that a candle has burned throughout General Synod, here that a prayer tree bears many blossoms of fervent prayer poured out....Among the beautiful resources to focus our prayer this one, with its echo of the Good Friday reproaches, spoke most to me when I visited yesterday.

O loving God, Lord of all creation,
you have created us in your own image.
You have called us, men, women,
young and old, people of different races and nations,
to serve in your church and to love each other.
But we have abused your creation, divided your church through prejudice,
malice and lack of love for one another.
Look in mercy on us, your children,
forgive us, forgive your church
as it struggles against injustice
and strives for honesty and integrity.
Heal our divisions, heal us that we may serve you faithfully. Amen.                                                                     Revd. Jenny Thomas


Nik said...

Oh Kathryn, great prayer at a difficult time for folks.
Thanks for posting it.

Mary Beth said...

Please. And Help. and Thank You.

Michelle said...

Prayers for all arise.

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