Below you will find prayer services and guides (with accompanying audio/visual resources and materials) that we hope will help guide you in your prayer time as we begin to pray for our new bishop. Feel free to use these materials as often as you would like for yourself, with your family, your friends, neighbors, as well as your congregation.
1-1-1 Daily Prayer
Please join us each day as we pray for the process of selecting a new bishop for our diocese.
Searching for a new bishop may be a source of sorrow or pain. This service of lament invites the diocese to bring to Jesus, in prayer, any sense of sorrow, disappointment, or pain from the past that we may have so that we might find healing and forgiveness. These prayers are designed to allow us to lament losses and griefs before we can clearly discern with a clean heart.
This prayer exercise is designed to assist an individual or a group in quieting the mind and spirit in order to better discern the "voice" of the Holy Spirit as He speaks through scripture. At the conclusion of the exercise, if a name or a face has come to mind as a potential nominee for bishop, please refer to the instructions at the bottom of the New Bishop Search webpage for submitting a name for the search process: ---> Click here to view instructions (scroll to bottom of page)!