Praying during the Interregnum

It is really important that, during our time of interregnum, we pray regularly for our Church.  You may wish to use this prayer:

God our Father,
you have welcomed each one of us in Jesus 
and called us to be his body in this place.

Send us your Holy Spirit,
at this time of uncertainty and change,
to fill us with vision and energy;
make us faithful in prayer and worship,
that we may be true to our calling
to bring new life to our community.
We give thanks for the appointment 
of a new Incumbent for this parish.
We pray for Reverend Maria as she prepares to join us.

May she be a wise and gentle shepherd of your people:
ready to serve us with joy, to build us up in faith,
and to lead us by example in loving obedience to your son,
our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  
Amen.