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Discernment Prayer – September 2019

O God of patient and gentle strength, who knows our needs even before we ask, may your loving presence continue to be with us and guide us as we move forward in our search for the next rector of St. Edward’s. Give us an open spirit, discerning hearts and clear minds, that we may trust your will for us and become ever more united in your son our Savior, Jesus Christ. Inspire our conversation, deepen our prayer, and make us a community of humility and grace. Raise up for us, we pray, a priest and pastoral leader who will boldly proclaim your Gospel, faithfully administer your sacraments, and serve your people with love and compassion.

All this we ask through Jesus our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

Your St. Edward’s Search Committee,

Dottie Gschwend, co-chair

Matthew Sternberg, co-chair

Seth Hake

Beth Lynch

Bill Swiernik

Peter Weber