Pray for the Election of a New Presiding Bishop

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Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a Presiding Bishop, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries. We pray especially for the nominees, Thomas, Michael, Ian, and Dabney, that they may feel your loving care through this election, and that your will for each of them may be fulfilled; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

About the election
Today, the bishops of the Episcopal Church will elect the next Presiding Bishop for the Episcopal Church and the House of Deputies will confirm that election. You can find the candidates here: http://www.generalconvention.org/pbelect. The election will take at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark. All bishops with seat, voice, and vote will vote in the election. Once the election has taken place, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jeffert Schori will refer the name to the House of Deputies for confirmation and when that vote occurs, the House of Deputies will send word to the cathedral and the election will be complete. Pray for the candidates and all the bishops as they vote.

Alice Shands

I’m praying that a dove flies down and settles on Bishop Schori’s miter. I know it is an exhausting job, but I’d like her for another 9 years.

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