Here’s a closing prayer for an annual meeting (or the beginning of a New Year). It was written by Rev. Gord.
Closing Prayer for Annual Meeting
God who has called us to be the church,
in this place today we have worshiped.
We have prayed, we have sung,
we have listened for your challenge.
In this place today we have met.
We have talked, we have shared,
we have made decisions.
Now our time together draws to a close
and we go back out into the world.
As we go out, fill our hearts with hope.
As we live as followers of The Way,
embolden us to share our light with the world.
As we are parts of various communities,
challenge us to build community wherever and however we can.
Over the year to come, move within and among this community of faith,
help us to live up to the goals that have been set before us,
strengthen us in ways we hope for and in ways we do not expect,
so that next year we will gather again
to share the good and the bad,
to look back on another year past,
and continue to hope for the years that are to come.
This we pray in the name of the One whose name we bear: Christ.
~ posted by Rev Gord on his blog, Worship Offerings. http://worshipofferings.blogspot.ca/