As we await our new bishop we pray…
for our diocese…
Lord God, you are our eternal shepherd and guide.
In your mercy grant to the Diocese of Plymouth
a shepherd who will walk in your ways,
and whose watchful care will bring us your blessing.
We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord.
for discernment…
Heavenly Father, send your Spirit on the Church
in this time of discernment for a new pastor
for our diocese.
May the one chosen to lead and inspire us
in the years to come,
be an ardent and gentle shepherd to us all.
Grant this in the name of Christ our Lord.
and in thanksgiving for
Archbishop Mark’s time among us…
Loving God, we give you thanks for the years of
ministry of Archbishop Mark among us.
We pray that he may have abundant blessings
in his appointment as Archbishop of Cardiff
and Bishop of Menevia.
We pray too for the clergy and people of those two
dioceses as they begin the next phase of their journey
of faith with Archbishop Mark.
We make this prayer in the name of Jesus the Lord.