Please be in prayer for all pastors changing appointments and the congregations who will be receiving those pastors as new spiritual leaders. Pray prayers of blessing for the pastors’ families as they pack, say goodbye and say hello. New appointments begin July 1, 2015 in the North Carolina Annual Conference.
You will find a list of all appointments organized by District here: Appointment Book 2015-2016
Let us lift churches and pastors in prayer in the coming weeks.
Gracious and Loving God,
You are a God of calling. You call each of us to share the message of your love and salvation with the world. Bless these servants of yours who have answered your call in a special means of service to the Church as pastors. We pray for their families as they say “so long” to friends and neighbors. We pray for them as they pack and organize their households.
Bless their congregations who are saying goodbye as well. Pastors become special people in our lives because they walk alongside us in times of great pain and great joy. Open each person’s heart to the leadership of their new pastor. Fill both the pastor and the entire congregation with your Holy Spirit. May they all live into your call to have open hearts, open minds, and open doors.
We are grateful for your Bride, the Church. Equip us all to be powerful witnesses of your promise. Give us strength as we journey through life and ministry together. Empower us to love our neighbors, feed the hungry, care for the poor, get our of our comfort zones, actively share the Gospel, and be people of joy and peace.
We pray this in the name of the One who goes before us, Jesus Christ who walks beside us, and through the power of the Holy Spirit. AMEN.