As a Baptist, I don’t use The Book of Common Prayer regularly. But in the work I sometimes do with Episcopal leaders, I do come back to it from time to time. And one of my favorite prayers is from the service called “A Form of Commitment to Christian Service.” It’s not specifically for leaders, but I do think this prayer is particularly appropriate for leaders. I especially like the phrase “courage, patience and vision.”
I’m offering this today as a prayer for all of you who read this blog.
Almighty God, look with favor upon these people who have now reaffirmed their commitment to follow Christ and to serve in his name. Give them courage, patience, and vision; and strengthen us all in our Christian vocation of witness to the world, and of service to others; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.