Prayer for the Journey
Confidence in the surprises and faithfulness of God can provide sustenance and comfort for this assignment process, addressing the natural human anxieties that come with any venture into the unknown. Repeatedly rostered leaders report that their horizons were expanded and they were richly blessed by trusting the process and allowing the Spirit to work. Everyone works to find good matches where both candidates and communities of faith can thrive in a partnership of ministry. This is truly a faith venture that includes the candidate and this whole church. We continue to keep you in prayer.
Lord God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Evening Prayer, Lutheran Book of Worship