O Lord, you who are all wisdom and understanding: we come to you now, praying for those who are preparing to gather as representatives of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. We pray for all of those who will attend: for clergy, for laity, for those who will be working behind the scenes. We pray for those who will lead in times of worship and prayer. We pray for those who will be voting, and we pray for those who have graciously accepted nominations for leadership. And we pray for all of the communities of faith represented in our Jurisdiction.
God, grant your wisdom and discernment for all of the decisions that will be made in these days of holy conferencing. May all those present be aware of your Holy Spirit in all of their conversations. And may there be grace upon grace for the work that is done and peace beyond all human understanding in all that transpires. We lift this prayer to you, God, the one who has created us and called us and who even now sustains us for the journey ahead. Hear our prayer, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
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