In a warm assembly hall
in Edinburgh’s New College we sit.
Representing the Church of Scotland meeting in General Assembly.
Voices from around the world, sharing faith and opinions, experiences and hopes. Praying together. Listening to each other. Respecting each other’s views in the world.
Where I am, where others are.
You are also.
As we gather.
As others gather, in other places, may we always feel you present and constant.
In so many places in our world, people are grieving, praying, calling on you
Hear those voices, our voices, our cries, we pray.
And help us, be with us,