Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. - 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)
For those of us who aren't called as clergy or who don't work in the Church Office, we cannot begin to imagine all of the needs and concerns that our Pastors and Staff hear about and deal with every day. We know it must truly be overwhelming at times to be trusted with so many tender problems and challenges as our Pastors and Staff are. All of this in addition to their own family's needs and their own personal challenges. God, remind our Pastors and Staff that you care for them and that their worries are your worries. We pray that as our Pastors and Staff face challenges, whether they're comforting someone in a time of loss, or assisting a family in financial or emotional need, or dealing with stresses in their own homes, that they know they are themselves being cared for by you. We pray that you would ease these burdens as they are reminded of your care and love for each of them.
God, remind the members of our PNC that you care for each of them also, and help each of them to remember to cast their worries to you. We know that each member of the PNC is devoted to an outcome for good from this search process, and Lord, help each member to not worry, but have confidence in your omnipotent control. Remind them always that you are the Lord and Master of all, even of this search process and that our worry does nothing to make your process go smoother, faster, or better.
We are grateful, God, for all you provide and thank you for your tender care. In your name we pray, AMEN.