Merciful God, be with us and guide us; open our minds and our hearts and surround us with your love. Grant us wisdom and acceptance of your vision as we seek a new rector and spiritual leader. Grant us an adventurous spirit, willing to attempt new tasks and face new ways, being mindful of the need to listen evermore to your still, small voice than to our own fancies and desires. We offer our thanks, and we pray for continued grace and commitment to our Search Committee. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, one God, now and forever. Amen.