Prayer to use during the vacancy

The Ministry Team has developed the following prayer for use at services and church meetings during the current vacancy period which we invite you to use.

Heavenly Father,
During this vacancy,
guard and grow this Benefice as we serve you together
in this period without a Priest in Charge.

Lord Jesus,
We know that you have plans for us
and that these plans are good.
We ask now that you will help us to share responsibility,
grow in faith, love one another, care for those in need,
reach out to others, and welcome newcomers.

Holy Spirit,
Please guide those who are seeking the right person for us,
and those who are seeking the right place for their ministry,
that together we may discover your way for the future
and see your kingdom grow.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen