Join us in prayer

The Vacancy in See Committee will be providing a number of prayers as we endeavour to discern where God is leading us and who God is calling to us. At this time we ask for you to pray:

for Bishop Peter as he begins his retirement
for Bishop Ruth as acting diocesan bishop until the appointment of a new bishop
for the work of the Vacancy in See Committee
for corporate discernment for the diocese at this time.

God of love,
lead us through this time of vacancy.
Guide all those involved in the appointment process,
Give us all ears to listen, eyes to see,
hearts to pray and minds to think,
placing the needs of others before ourselves,
always seeking your will and  your kingdom. Amen

Heavenly Father,
Give us, we pray, a shepherd after your own heart:refreshed by your Holy Spirit, a leader of vision, courage and compassion;
of wisdom and humility;
and give to all who must discern these gifts
the grace to perform their task,
that your kingdom may come,
and your will be done,
here and in all the world. Amen.

Source, Well-spring and Living Water
Catch us up in the wild flow of the Holy Spirit
As we discern whom You are calling
To lead us through these fluid times.

May our eyes scan the edges of the horizon,
Our collective mind discern the future emerging,
Our choices bear the mark of Your foolish wisdom.
Bless and guide us as we adventure together
For the sake of the gospel and kingdom
in this watery diocese. Amen

A prayer for children and young people

Loving God, we pray for those who will be making decisions about the new Bishop of Bath and Wells. We pray that as they listen to others and to You, that
they choose the right person to lead the diocese and its people in the future.