I ask your prayers for the consecration and ministry of the Rev. John C. Bauerschmidt, soon-to-be eleventh Bishop of Tennessee.
Gracious Father, we pray for thy holy Catholic Church. Fill it with all truth, in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in any thing it is amiss, reform it. Where it is right, strengthen it; where it is in want, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake of Jesus Christ they Son our Savior. Amen.
Almighty and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift: Send down upon our bishops, and other clergy, and upon the congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honor of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Almighty and glorious Lord, creator of all we perceive and all that is hidden from us, grant that we, being blessed with new eyes in the Spirit, may better discern your will and find the strength to cast off the hindrances of things which even now pass away, and instead grasp those things which remain, so that we may abide in your prescense at the end of days and unto the ages of ages. Amen