Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. - Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
In your infinite wisdom, you created your people to need one another for fellowship, for success of our endeavors, and for help when we fall. We pray that the Pastors and Staff of RPC would always be surrounded by others who reach out to them to help them succeed. When they fall, Lord, provide them with someone else reaching out to help. Whether that person is another staff person or an elder or someone at RPC, help us build a community for our Pastors and Staff that continually seeks to help one another flourish. Create within our Pastors and Staff a community that is warm and kindled by your spirit, and call them together to stand back-to-back to work for your good.
Lord, we ask that you would bind the members of our PNC together in such a way that their reliance upon one another would encourage their most productive work. We pray that as they work, they are drawn together in fellowship, and that this fellowship would encourage a stimulation of ideas, a willingness to understand and cooperate with one another, and an extension of grace to one another always. We pray that they would stand back-to-back always in your name and provide one another with support and encouragement as they complete this task before them.
In your name we pray, AMEN.