Pastoral Planning Prayer
God of Life,
we your people
seek your guidance
as we face the awesome prospect
of transition and change.
is exciting and invigorating
when we move with foresight into the future.
Change is a challenge to let go.
It takes courage and confidence to move on.
give us open minds, kind hearts
and clear vision
as together we look to a bright
and a promising future.
Help us to plan with a big picture mentality-
to seek diligently and generously
what is in the best interest of all.
Jesus, our shepherd and guide,
lead us in ways that are right and good.
May Mary, Mother of our Church,
encourage our earnest efforts
to listen and to learn.
the words of the prophet Micah
may we “act justly, love tenderly
and walk humbly with our god.”