O gracious God, you know our unique needs as we begin this journey to recognize and select our new Priest-in Charge. We ask Your Holy Spirit for guidance, insight, and direction as we prayerfully draw to our midst the leader you would choose for us. Grant us continued confidence in our choices and strength to embrace the changes. Give to us the ability to respect, with love and compassion, whatever differences of opinion, thought, and ideas we may have with each other. We pray that You give us a renewed spirit of devotion to this purpose. Let nothing be lost of the faithful work of the past. Help us to listen anew to You and each other so that we may discern the direction you would have us go. Help us to create a new, shared vision and guide our steps with your heavenly compass, that we may accomplish our task inspired by imagination and not memory. Finally, we ask Your blessing upon the Christ Church family, even as we continue to pray for the priest, known only to You, who is on the way to us. All this we ask in Jesus’s name, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.