Please Pray for our next Bishop
Prayer for a Faithful Bishop
Heavenly Father, when man failed, you sent your Son, Jesus Christ to reconcile your people to yourself. Upon this earth you established your Church. You appointed Peter as your steward. You gave us the apostles to be our shepherds, to guide your flock. You sent the Holy Spirit, the fount of Life, Love and Truth to counsel and guide us.
We, thank you God for the holy and faithful bishops who have been the foundation for the Church in West Virginia.
Oh God, we your children cry to you. We are frightened, angry, and disheartened. We are being tested. We ask that you strengthen and sanctify us.
Please bless us with a holy man of God to shepherd your people here in West Virginia. Guide those who will select our new bishop. Give them a Spirit of wisdom and counsel that they may discern your will.
Bless our future bishop. Provide him with the grace he will need to be a father to our diocese.
Grant him the Spirit of Your Love, the heart of the Good Shepherd and the wisdom of the Father.
Bestow upon him the zeal to preach the Word, humility when administering the sacraments, compassion when serving the poor and healing the sinner and wisdom in teaching the doctrine of the church.
We ask for the intercession of our Blessed Mother, St. Joseph and all the saints. We ask for the protection of St Michael the Archangel.
Knowing that you only give good things, we ask this in Your Name.