Let us give thanks to our faithful God:

  • for our World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women;
  • for the achievements of the last five years through raising awareness of the Millennium Development Goals;
  • for the example shown by the former World Officers who did not give up even when faced with huge challenges;
  • for the 13th World Assembly when 830 women from diverse cultures were able to worship together, share and learn from each other;
  • for the theme of ‘Chosen people: called to proclaim’ which will inspire us as we go forward;
  • for those who are already sharing with others locally what they experienced in Houston.

Let us remember before our loving God:

  • women and children who suffer from violence and abuse;
  • migrants and refugees who are longing for a place to call home;
  • the people of Haiti and Cuba so badly affected by hurricane Matthew;
  • those who are struggling to survive in war zones.

Let us ask our gracious God:

  • to bless our efforts to help bring justice, healing, reconciliation and hope to the world;
  • to grant wisdom to our leaders;
  • to inspire and encourage all of us as chosen people, to proclaim the gospel of Christ;

through Christ our Lord and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen