Prayers – Provincial Synod

Prayer for the Discernment and Election of a Bishop

Almighty and everliving God, in all ages you have raised up faithful shepherds to pastor and guide the faithful.  Increase in us the gifts of discernment and understanding that, the Elective Assembly of the Church in the Province of the West Indies, soon to meet, might know and do your will as we prepare to elect an Archbishop for your Church.

Send your Holy Spirit among the Bishops, other Clergy and Laity of the Synod.  Open their minds, hearts and eyes that they may see you and choose as you would, a new Archbishop of faith and godliness; who with compassion and grace,  may lead the faithful for the renewal of your Church’s Mission in these Caribbean lands.

Gracious and loving God, you are our guide and Good Shepherd, in you we place our hope and trust: hear the prayers of your faithful people, lead us to one mind and one heart in you, and show us that shepherd who will feed and tend your flock and, in turn, give glory and honour to your name.

Grant this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for the Synod of the CPWI

Almighty and everliving Father, you have given the Holy Spirit to abide with us forever.  Grant to all your faithful people in the Church in Province of the West Indies a new understanding of your mission,  a new knowledge of your love and power, a fresh vision of your glory: That as the bishops, other clergy and laity prepare to assemble in your name for the fortieth Triennial Synod, they may be awakened to the reality of your presence; and that your Church, being preserved in true faith and godly discipline, may fulfil the mind of Him who loved it and gave Himself for it, your Son Jesus Christ, our Saviour; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen