I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. - Romans 15:13
You are the only source of true hope. We look to you because only you can provide hope for us, only you can truly change our circumstances; it is only you that makes the way. Lord, we pray for Roswell Presbyterian Church. We pray that all of us - our Pastors and Staff, our PNC and other search committees, our Elders, and our congregation as a whole - would be filled with a confident hope today. We pray that even though it is stressful because there are vacancies in the Church Office, our Church Staff would be hopeful that you will provide. Indeed, that all of us at RPC would know and feel a peace that you are working in the hearts, even now, of those who will soon be called to RPC.
Lord, help us all to feel joyful about the changes that lie ahead and our path for the future. Lord, help us to always put our trust in you; help us to know and remind us that it is not a pastor, nor a leadership team, nor a committee that is in charge - it is always you. Fill us with joy and give us a sense of peace about this process. You call us your sheep, Lord, and you are right. Sometimes we panic and are afraid because we don't know what's ahead, but we don't want to be afraid! Help us hear your voice and to follow with hope.
Dear Lord, grant us your peace. In your name we pray, AMEN.