God of life,
we are thankful for this pilgrimage,
a journey that is not measured in distance, but in transformation.
We give thanks for this journey and the people we journey with.
As we travel, provide us with the humility, wisdom, and grace needed
to deepen our understanding of what it means to be the church
in our time and place.
May we continue to follow in the way that you are leading
with hopeful and daring hearts,
until we have reached your common wealth of justice and peace for all.
—a prayer by Alydia Smith offered for United Church youth, young adults, and leaders on their way to the Rendez-vous gathering in Montreal