As part of our liturgy at Annual Council 2015, each delegation wrote a prayer for their parish. We are sharing these prayers each week in the eNews so that we all can support one another in the upcoming year.
St. Matthias', Midlothian
Gracious and Ever-loving God, we gather with grateful hearts for the many blessings you have so generously given us. As we give thanks for our friends and family, let us remember the lonely. As we give thanks for our health, let us remember the sick. As we give thanks for our homes, let us remember the homeless. As we give thanks for our food, let us remember the hungry. May our gratitude spur us to service in the building of your Kingdom and give glory to you, O Father, where with the Son and the Holy Spirit you live and reign now and for ever. Amen.
St. Paul's, Newport News
Dear Lord, surround us with your loving presence. Lift our spirits when we struggle to serve those in need with so little resources at hand. Encourage and guide our church and search committee as we go through the process of seeking our new rector. Strengthen our resolve to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in downtown Newport News. All this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you in the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen