A prayer based on the Simple Charter for Good Debate.
God of truth and trust,
as we pray for parliament* and the agenda before it,
pour your grace upon its members
to debate with respect,
honouring each person,
especially where differences are strong;
to shun all hatred and any language that might inflame it;
to seek the protection of the most vulnerable
and the good of the whole community.
May each behave with integrity,
seeking best advice and evidence
for the decisions to be made,
that this city and all its citizens
may flourish, living in peace and harmony
with you and one author.
In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
- * “Parliament” may be replaced by “this council” or another suitable word to suit the occasion.
Written for use before a City Council Meeting, Peterborough 16th October 2019