Almighty and eternal God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who gather for the 2018 Annual Conference of the ASA. Guide us to perceive what is right and true and grant us the courage to pursue it. May we make your worship a higher priority than our business. May we experience your loving presence, and rejoice in godly fellowship. Help us to serve the needs of others through our diverse gifts and disciplines. May we learn afresh what it means to be “in Christ” as people of Science. As individuals and as an organization may we fulfill our calling to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.