Gracious God, once again, we gather in General Convention with thanksgiving and petition. We thank you for those whom you have touched, blessed and served through your Church and for those saints upon whose shoulders we stand. We pray, Lord, Bless those who gather in this convention. Give them ears to hear and eyes to see. Bestow upon them the gift of discernment that they might know and do your will. Unite them with a spirit of godly unity. Make them instruments, leading the Church to minister as you call it and serve as you have entrusted it. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.--Originally for the 2000 GC by The Anglican Fellowship of Prayer.