Prayer as we enter a new vacancy

 Prayer for the Benefice during the vacancy


Faithful God,
During this vacancy, guard and grow our benefice
as we serve you together.

 Help us to share responsibility, grow in faith,
love one another, care for those in need,
reach out to others, and
welcome newcomers and visitors.

Fill us with vision and joy and
keep us faithful in prayer, word and worship.
Sustain those in interim leadership;
give wisdom to those involved in the process of
appointing the new vicar; and
prepare the heart of the right person.

Ever-living God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
may we see your kingdom come here in
our parishes
to the glory of your name. Amen.