Search Committee Opening and Closing Prayers

At each of our meetings we open and close with these prayers.  Should they speak to you, we invite you to pray them also:

Opening

LORD, it is with your grace and sure hand that we accomplish all that we do. Come to this Search Committee; lay you loving hand upon us; fill us with your Holy Spirit so that we may see the path to find our new Rector. Bring clarity of the parish’s hopes and fears to us. Let us not wallow in what was, but spring-forth in what can be. For, on the path to find our new Shepherd, we will find those things we seek and need. We praise you for your good and loving nature. We thank you for all that you do for us. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Closing

Thank you, Jesus, for your strong hand in our deliberations. Thank you, Jesus, for the time we have to contemplate our needs and desires. Thank you, Jesus, for bringing this group of gifted people to work the most necessary work for the St. Paul’s congregation. Thank you, Jesus, for your constancy, your love, your strength. Through you all things can be done. Amen

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