‘The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Jesus Christ’ Philippians 4:5-7
A prayer for the discernment of our new Bishop of Willesden
prepare the heart of our next Bishop to proclaim your glory:
in a life of prayer, teaching the gospel, pastoral care and missionary zeal.
Keep all the leaders of your Church faithful and humble
and bless your people through their ministry,
that the Church may grow into the full stature of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen
A prayer for this time…
Thank you for your constant calming presence in our lives.
As you pour your peace and love into our hearts,
may it flow into every part of us
to bring your creativity and energy into everything we do.
Help us to open our hands and let that love
run out through our fingers like sand
to sprinkle your vitality and life
wherever we go.
Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all, evermore. Amen.