Oh Lord, many are our plans, but it is your plans that prevail. You know each one of us here better than we know ourselves. All of us want this meeting to be a success. But Lord, you know what is best for all of us. Open up our hearts and minds that we may know the hope to which you have called us. Give us boldness to speak what you have placed in our hearts and help us to follow your will. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.