God Among Us,
Whose Spirit enlivens our hearts, words, and actions,
Thank you for this community of faith-filled colleagues
who are seeking your guidance in all that we do.
We are especially thankful
to the presenters, organizers, and technology support team
for making this vital day possible.
As we continue to seek and follow the path you have laid for us-
in ministry and service-
to all people and creation-
toward your Kin-dom transformation of the world-
We know that You, Jesus, make a way.
You paved the way for us, proclaiming your ministry,
and calling us as your followers into that ministry,
in Luke 4:18-19:
-To bring good news to the poor
-To proclaim release of the captives
-And recovery of sight to the blind
-To let the oppressed go free
-To proclaim the year of our Lord’s favor.
As you fulfilled this ministry proclamation
in life, death, and resurrection,
may we seek to fulfill that call
in our words, actions, and decisions,
no matter how big or how small,
as individuals and as the Body of Christ,
both in our discussions and votes today,
and in our lives of minsitry and love
today, tomorrow, and evermore.
You make a way for us on this path of ministry
through your incarnate model,
rooted in your divinely boundless love,
and empowered by your dynamic Spirit.