A Prayer for Our Diocese in a Time of Transition
O God, we thank you for the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, and for the Church’s ministry of reconciliation that has marked our common life for over four decades. In this time of transition, help us to welcome change as an opportunity to grow. Shower upon each member your Holy Spirit, that we will be strengthened for local ministry and love more deeply the one body to which you have called us. Bless those who search for our fifth diocesan bishop, that they may without fear discern your will for the future of our diocese. In all things, grant us your wisdom and grace, that the bishop whom we elect to lead us will be the one whom you have called. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
Prayer for a Bishop Search
O God, we ask you to bring us your next faithful servant to minister to the people of Southern California and Yuma, Arizona as we work to bring healing and peace through a commitment to justice, a desire to grow deeper relationships with Christ and one another, and a foundation of respecting the dignity of all. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.