Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28
We pray for our Pastors and Staff that they would soon get rest. The past two years have been difficult, Lord, and have brought with them many heavy burdens to be carried by our Pastors and Staff. They have been worked so hard, for so long, Lord. Many of them have had to cover for others who are no longer part of our team, and the extra labor has added extra stress and weariness. We know our Pastors and Staff are tired, probably exhausted some days by the extra time they've put in. Lord, we pray that they would feel rested in you. Refresh them. Renew them. We pray that the vacancies in the Church Office would soon be filled by bright, hard-working people so that all burdens would be lifted for those who work there.
We pray too for the members of the PNC. We know they have spent many hours devoted to the search for a new senior pastor for RPC. We know it was a heavy burden they carried to find the right person. Now, grant them rest. Call each of them to you, Lord, and let them abide in your peace.
In your name we pray, AMEN.