Churchwide Assembly Prayer: As We Travel to Assembly

O God, our beginning and our end, you kept Abraham and Sarah in safety throughout the days of their pilgrimage, you led the children of Israel through the midst of the sea, and by a start you led the magi to the infant Jesus. Protect and guide us now as we set out to travel. Make the ways safe and the homecomings joyful for those traveling to the Churchwide Assembly and bring us all at last to our heavenly home, where you dwell in glory with our Lord Jesus Christ and the life-giving Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

As the ELCA enters its final weeks before Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee on August 5-10, 2019, we offer a prayer petition that congregations might consider using within their prayers.