God, our Wisdom and Guide,
be present with those who are actively seeking discernment;
speak through the voices of the community
in words that can be heard,
replacing anxiety with assurance
and chaos with calm.
God, our Rock and our Redeemer,
be present with those who answer the call to serve
in every time and place;
encourage them in their endeavor
and strengthen them for the challenges
they encounter along the way;
teach them humility
that who they are and what they do
may bring glory to your name.
God of Compassion and Mercy,
be present with those whose voices are silenced,
whose witness is not given merit,
whose experience is not valued;
draw them into the circle of leadership
that their understanding may light the way forward
for all who have not walked their path.
God of Comfort and Healing,
be present with those whose hearts are broken
and spirits crushed
by the failures of the world
according to the law of love
in Jesus Christ our Lord;
Surround them with your love, we pray.
Touch them with your mercy,
and fill them with a peace that passes all understanding,
as only you can do.