It’s no surprise that one of the most talked-about reports coming to Synod 2016 is from the Committee to Provide Pastoral Guidance re Same-sex Marriage. To read the report found in the Agenda for Synod 2016, click here.
As Banner articles dove into the specifics of the report, readers were quick to respond and begin debating some of the finer points. As the comments came pouring in, some readers expressed caution to share their opinion. One reader in specific wrote: “It's with great hesitation that I respond in this debate.”
There is a collective sense that this topic may cause divisions in the church.
In light of this realization, we have prayed for unity. We have prayed for God’s guidance.
As delegates, committee members, and the church as a whole prepare to discuss this topic, let’s share our short and simple prayers.
Our prayers don’t need to be long and they don’t need to be complex. As much has been said, let us try now to say only a little.
What is your three-word prayer for this discussion at Synod 2016?