12th Assembly 2009

Prayer resources for Assembly

Prayer is vital for the life of the church. As the Assembly prepares to meet in July 2009 the whole church is encouraged to pray for the preparations, the meeting and those who will be involved in preparing for and conducting the meeting.

To assist the members of the Church in their prayers for the Assembly a series of prayer resources has been developed. I encourage you to pray – personally and corporately – for the life of the Assembly in these coming months. As an aid to your praying, each month I will be preparing some prayer points which I encourage you to use and to perhaps include in your church news bulletin. You can find the monthly prayer points here.

In addition to the prayer points, I have been in collaboration with Rev Anne Hibbard in developing resources for a 'Sacred Season of Prayer' coming up to the 12th Assembly. Anne has produced some wonderful liturgies that work on a cycle over the coming months picking up the 12th Assembly theme Living Water Thirsty Land, and themes from the Basis of Union. Each Friday is encouraged to be a day of prayer and fasting and the prayer points that are on the Assembly page are also available from this 'Sacred Season of Prayer' website. The site can be accessed here.

I am looking forward to the 12th Assembly and all that it may mean for the life of the Uniting Church in Australia. Please join us in prayer for discernment as we move towards this meeting.

Grace and Peace

Terence Corkin
Assembly General Secretary