The General Assembly
Almighty God, who is the same yesterday, today and forever, we bless you for your love and mercy towards us.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Thomas Ken, 1637-1711
We pray especially this week for the General Assembly in Salem, Canton, Cardiff, asking for your blessing on the Moderator, the General Secretary, our guests, the Officers, the Office staff, the lecturers, those who take the services, the church which is welcoming us, and everyone who is part of the Assembly. As we emerge from the shadow of the pandemic, we give thanks for the opportunity to meet face to face once again and at the same time for the technology that enables some of us to continue joining the meetings virtually.
Be with us, good Jesus;
and sanctify our fellowship.
(W. Rhys Nicholas, 1914-96)
We ask for your strength and your light so that all that is discussed and all that is decided will be acceptable in your sight, for the extension of your kingdom, and to the glory of your name.
We give thanks for your Church throughout the world, praying that her mission will succeed and that her work will flourish.
We bring to you the Presbyterian Church of Wales, praying earnestly for your blessing on her, so that her testimony will be effective and her life a reflection of your love.
We pray especially for those who are unwell, for families who have lost loved ones, and for those who are in hospital and care homes. Watch over every household, and through your Holy Spirit reach beyond our limitations to bring comfort and hope, faith and renewal.
We pray these things in the name of and through the merits of
Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.