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Prayers

A Prayer for Our Diocese

O God, by your grace you have called us in this Diocese to a goodly fellowship of faith. Bless our clergy, and all our people. Grant that your Word may be truly preached and truly heard, your Sacraments faithfully administered and faithfully received. By your Spirit, fashion our lives according to the example of your Son, and grant that we may show the power of your love to all among whom we live; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer, 817)

 

A Prayer for the Two Dioceses

Blessed God, who makes all things new: Grant that our two dioceses, as communities of Word and Sacrament, may be leaven for the world’s bread, and wine of delight for hearts in need; a gathering strong for service and glad in praise; and a people listening and responding to your presence in our midst; through Jesus our redeemer and steadfast companion. Amen.

 

Prayer for Parting

Gracious and loving God, destination of all our journeys; be with Whayne, Dana, and our two dioceses as we move from what was to what shall be. Help us reflect on the joys, memories, and hardships of our time together without clinging to the past, but in preparation for continued ministry in your Name. Assist us in gratitude and forgiveness, for you bless and forgive, and to you we give praise, holy and undivided Trinity, our One God, now and for ever. Amen.