Prayers for the Church
12. For a Church Convention or Meeting
Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel [in __________] for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayers originally composed in traditional idiom have not been modernized; but, except in certain classical prayers which do not lend themselves to modernization, pronouns and verbs have been put in italics to assist in rendering them into contemporary speech.
from the Book of Common Prayer, September 1979