Please be in prayer as a church for the Synod of our Diocese of the Central States. All the churches of our dioceses will be gathered in Synod in Memphis, Tennessee the next three days.
Please be in prayer for us as we seek to discern the Lord’s will for our diocese, and to grow together in charity and unity. Also, it is a good time of refreshment and fellowship for the clergy, and is meant to be a time of strengthening bonds of companionship and joint-mission.
We offer this prayer to our Lord and Savior, the head of the whole church, whom we hope will guide us and lead us this week and always:
Prayer For a Diocesan Synod
“Almighty and everlasting God, by your Holy Spirit you presided in the council of the blessed Apostles, and you promised, through your Son Jesus Christ, to be with your Church to the end of the world: Be with the council of your Church assembled [here] in your Name and presence. Save us from all error, ignorance, pride, and prejudice; and of your great mercy direct, sanctify, and govern us in our work, by the mighty power of the Holy Spirit; that the order and discipline of your Church may be maintained, and that the Gospel of Christ may be truly preached, truly received, and truly followed in all places, breaking down the kingdom of sin, Satan, and death; till all your scattered sheep, being gathered into one fold, become partakers of everlasting life; through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.”