Leader: As our meeting draws to a close, we pause to give thanks for the insights
we have shared, for the horizons that have opened, and for a God who
leads us into deeper truth…..
Prayer is not magic, writes Joan Chittister.
‘The function of prayer is not to change the mind of God about
decisions we have made for ourselves.
It is to change our own minds, to enable grace to break into us.
Leader: So let us pray.
Unstop our ears, so that we can hear what you hear.
Leaven us, enlighten us, change us.
Make us big enough to meet the needs
that cause your world to cry out to you for help.
In mercy’s name.