A Prayer Before a Meeting

Heavenly Father, we come to you today asking for your
guidance, wisdom and support as we begin this
meeting.
Before we become invoIved in the routines of our
meeting, we pause to seek inside for strength and
wisdom.
e are of diverse opinion here. Yet, we
wish to mend our differences and reach
agreement satisfactory to aII.
Help us to engage in meaningful discussion;
allow us to grow closer as a group and nurture
the bonds of community
%hough we are each experienced in the ways of the
worId, aII of us know too IittIe of the ways of the spirit.
ur
community
caIIs us by
appointing us
to office, to
give aII of our
worIdIy
knowIedge in
this meeting.
%he spirit that moves between us caIIs us, by a secret
whispering in our hearts, to give aII that we can of Iove.
May we find in ourseIves the abiIity to forgive and
forget the faiIures and faiIings of the past, so that we
may be set free from them.
May we be
aIways
more ready
to see the
good and
hopefuI in
any person
and any
matter than
we are to
see the bad
and the
despairing.
May we remember that when we set standards for what
we expect of others, we shouId expect more from our
seIves.
n our differences, may we be kind. n our agreements,
may we be humbIe, so that those who Iearn of our work
may see the fruits of the spirit working among us.
iII us with your grace Lord God, as we decide
on matters that wouId affect our students,
staff, facuIty and constituents.
#emind us that aII we do here, aII that we accompIish,
is for the pursuit of truth for the greater gIory of You
and for the service of humanity.
We ask you these things through
Christ, your only begotten Son.
Amen.

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