General Synod 2019 will bring three important issues before the Church: The proposed revision of the marriage canon, a primatial election, and indigenous self-determination, in addition to other areas of our common life together.
The House of Bishops invites the Church to join in prayer for the work of General Synod that, “we may bear with one another in unity and love under the guidance of God the Holy Spirit”.
Prayer for General Synod:
Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in General Synod for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honour and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for the selection of the new Primate:
Almighty God, giver of all good gifts, look on your Church with grace, and guide the minds of those who shall choose a Primate for our beloved Church, that we may receive a faithful servant who will care for your people and support us in our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.