I must go my way and leave behind not only the weight of yesterdays, but also the blessings of yesterday.

I leave behind what I cannot change and cherish all the changes that have come to my soul.

As you, O God, were with us through our deliberations, so you, O God, are before us, calling us into a new creation, formed by your hands of love, inspired by your Spirit of imagination, and sustained by a great cloud of witnesses who accompany us home.

Through Jesus, in whom the Christ dwells, Amen.

—A prayer by Ivan Gregan, Port Wallis United Church, Dartmouth, NS, from the Gathering Prayer Resource for GC43