The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit. Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, "I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand," that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, "I am not part of the body because I am not an eye," would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Of if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything? But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. - 1 Corinthians 12:12-18
In your infinite wisdom, you have brought us together as the body of Christ. You have called us as the congregation of Roswell Presbyterian Church, and we give thanks that you have. We are grateful that we are each part of this larger body gathered to do the work you have put before us. We pray for our Pastors and Staff, Lord, as you have placed them at the head of our congregation to lead, teach, and direct this church. We give thanks for the many gifts and talents you have given to each person who works at RPC, and we pray that each of them would come to know and understand how they have been uniquely gifted by you to accomplish their work in the world. Help each of them to see how they fit best at RPC so that our church works efficiently, compassionately, and graciously. Help each of them to see not only their own gifts, but the gifts and talents of those around them, and to discern how to utilize the gifts of others in conjunction with their own for the efficiency of your work.
We are also grateful, God, for the gifts and talents of the members of our PNC. Help them to continue to work in unison as a perfectly created body for the benefit of your good work. Help them to assist one another in the tasks of securing a new Senior Pastor for RPC. Where one of them is weak, use the strengths of another to accomplish what must be done. We pray that they would extend one another grace and compassion as they work to achieve your will at RPC and wherever they may go.
In your name we pray, AMEN.