17th November 2019
Almighty and Eternal God,
we pray for our Church in this time of great change and challenge,
and in this season of remembering.
Surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses
we remember those who You called to do a new thing.
We remember those who led Your people through painful transitions.
We honour those who served sacrificially to enable a hopeful future to emerge
and we give thanks for those who helped to bring new life into being.
Lord Jesus Christ,
Pioneer and Perfecter of our faith,
give us the grace to run the race set before us.
By Your Spirit, help us to see a joyful vision of what You are calling us to become
and to endure what is hardest in our journey towards that.
And to You,
One God in Holy Trinity,
be glory in the Church,
to all generations
forever and ever
Rev Dr Doug Gay, a Glasgow University lecturer and prominent Scottish theologian.