FOR THE SPREAD OF GOD'S VISION OF RECONCILIATION
Almighty God, you desire the reconciliation and unity of all peoples of the earth with you and with one another as a sign of the presence of your Kingdom; impart to the nations your moral vision of reconciliation; raise up leaders who are healers, unifiers, and reconcilers; and give to your church a
heart for the gospel of reconciliation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the basis of all unity, now and forever. Amen.
FOR BUILDING BRIDGES
Almighty God, through your Holy Spirit you created unity in the midst of diversity; we acknowledge that human diversity is an expression of your manifold love for your creation; we confess that in our brokenness as human beings we turn diversity into a source of alienation, injustice, oppression and wounding; empower us to build bridges between races, ethnic groups and religious communities;
enable us to be the architects of peace, friendship and understanding between people; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the basis of all unity, now and forever. Amen.
(prayers written by Rev. Brian Cox)