Lord, one of Your pioneers is the United Church of Christ. The United Church of Christ was one of the first denominations in North America to ordain openly gay people. The God is Still Speaking program has been revolutionary. Through the God is Still Speaking ads, the United Church of Christ have taken the message "God loves you" to many people who do not feel welcome in churches.

Bless the United Church of Christ. Give them the courage to continue to be bold for You. Reward their efforts. Help many people find a welcoming home, a caring church family, and a supporting community in local United Church of Christ congregations. Make the local congregations strong and healthy. Give the denomination stability. Transform not just a few people, but entire communities through the work of the United Church of Christ.

Amen.