Electing a Bishop Coadjutor

 Bishop Coadjutor Election

The Search for a New Bishop

We are embarking on a journey, guided by the Holy Spirit, to find the next Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of Christ Our Hope. As often happens in the Anglican world, we envision this person serving for some time as Bishop Coadjutor, the next bishop who will eventually lead DCH, but overlapping in partnership with Bp. Breedlove as he completes his ministry as Bishop Ordinary.

Prayers for the Election of a Bishop

For Principal Sunday Services

Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and on earth: Look graciously on your Church and send your Holy Spirit to enlighten and guide those who shall choose a Bishop for this Diocese. Grant that they will choose a faithful shepherd, a steward of your Word and Sacraments, who will drive away all erroneous and strange doctrine, and vigorously promote missionary work and the spiritual growth of those entrusted to his care. Grant that we may receive a faithful pastor who will equip the saints for ministry in all that they undertake, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For All Other Services

Almighty God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give thy holy Apostles many excellent gifts, and didst charge them to feed thy flock; we humbly request thy favor and blessing as we seek a new Bishop and defender of the faith for the Diocese of Christ our Hope. In thy good time, bring us a good shepherd who will diligently preach thy Word and duly administer the godly discipline thereof, that we and all thy people may obediently follow the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Selection of a Bishop or Other Minister

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a Bishop for this Diocese that we may receive a faithful pastor who will preach the Gospel, care for your people, equip us for ministry, and lead us forth in fulfillment of the Great Commission; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.