Prayer for Bishop Carter

Bishop Ken CarterLast week, several jurisdictions of the United Methodist Church gathered representatives for the election and appointing of bishops. Five new bishops were elected in the SE jurisdiction. (were I live and serve.)

On September 1, my conference (the connection of United Methodist congregations in Florida) will receive a new bishop, Rev. Dr. Ken Carter from North Carolina. You can get to know our new bishop through his blog and through this nomination website. I am already hearing and seeing great things about his wisdom, experience and devotion. Praise the Lord for providing faithful servant leaders!

Thank you for your continued prayers during Bishop Whitaker’s transition into retirement, Bishop Carter’s transition into leadership, and both families as they move to different states. Please also remember the many other conferences that are also in a season of transition. – Lisa <><

Lord of All, thank you for sending us a new bishop to shepherd us, teach us, and preside over us. Fill your son and servant Ken with strength to lead and wisdom to discern. Grant him eyes to see what is needed and eyes to see what you are providing. Protect him from every attack, discouragement and falsehood. Raise up godly people to counsel and companion him. Infuse the influence of your son and servant Ken with prophetic power, so every congregation is cut to the heart with compassion for all people, so your Name is glorified in word and deed. Use him to focus us and unite us in your mission of salvation, reconciliation and new life. We trust the movement of your Holy Spirit in this time and season, and cry out for a fresh anointing upon Ken and upon us. Come Spirit, come. Amen.

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