One week ago, I stood in a park in downtown Salt Lake City with 200 Ordain Women supporters – and said a prayer for the group.
Our Father in Heaven – We gather today as thy daughters – and thy sons –
We are deeply grateful for the blessings thou continually gives to us – love, mercy, goodness, care and grace. We know that thou are ever with us. We are grateful for the atonement of our Savior, Christ – and give thanks for this grace. It is always in our lives to lift us and carry us forward. We praise thee.
We are grateful for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For many of us it is the church of our childhood. It is the church that taught us to pray, that built our faith, and allows us to know thee. It is this same faith that has brought us on the path here today.
We ask that we be guided as we move forward. Give us the courage of Eve and the strength of Mary. May we be inspired today by the many women who have gone before us – Emma, Eliza, Emmeline, Martha, Zina, Lucy. We carry their spirit with us today.
We are thankful for the leaders of this church and ask thy blessing to sustain them. We have loved the messages of faith and hope heard in General Conference today and look forward to hearing more. Bless our leaders as they pray with us and for us. Guide them, particularly at this time, to know what thou would have for thy daughters – the women of the church. Guide us as well. Inspire us – and the other members of the church – as we go forward. Let us know thy will – and give us the faith to do it.
In the Name of Jesus Christ – Amen