Prayer For Installation Of Officers
Eternal Father, blessed be Your Matchless name! Your word says that all things work together for the good of those who love You, to those who are called according to Your purpose. God, we love You and we gather to carry out the tasks that You have given us in order to fulfill our purpose. I pray that You intervene in this meeting, let it work for our good and for the good of the church, Amen.
Eternal God, I pray that You bless us in this meeting and keep us. Lord, make Your face shine on us and be gracious to us. I pray that we feel Your presence during this meeting because You are with us wherever we go. I pray that this meeting focuses upon You and Your plans for us as a body of believers. Let our actions in this meeting be valuable to our aim, which is to build up and edify one another, Amen.
God of Love, we trust in You with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding. We acknowledge You in all our ways, and in all our meetings, so that You will direct our paths. Father, we do not rely on ourselves for effective results for we are only human and often make mistakes. It is You who knows all things, so, Father, have Your divine way in this meeting, Amen.
Omniscient God, we know that Your thoughts are not our thoughts, nor are Your ways our ways, for the heavens are higher than the earth, so are Your ways higher than our ways, and Your thoughts than our thoughts. But we ask that You reveal to us Your thoughts throughout this meeting, let our ways be aligned with Your ways throughout this meeting, in Jesus' Name. Let this meeting be aligned with the and a reflection of Your heavenly activity, Amen.
Righteous God, we call onto You right now and we know that You will answer! Please show us great and mighty things that we do not know so that this meeting can fulfill its role for the kingdom. Let our efforts be kingdom-motivated and Spirit-led so that we can be blessed by this meeting. We seek You for guidance and instruction, we seek You also for wisdom so that we can make the right decisions today, Amen.
Oh Lord, this meeting has occurred because we want to do good for Your kingdom. I pray that we do not grow weary while doing this good thing, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. I believe that You will guide us in this meeting so that the results can be seen days, months and even years after today. We come expecting to make a mark on this earth that is significant, but we can only do it with Your guidance, Amen.
Almighty God, we give you thanks for the many and varied ways in which you build up your Church and our Discalced Carmelite Order. Bless these officers of our __________ community. Grant that they may be of service to our Order and bring honor and glory to your name. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
O God, you have created us in love and saved us in mercy; through our profession you have called us into the land of Carmel to reap the fruits thereof and to become a sign of Christ's love for His people.
Shower your blessing on this community gathered here in your name and under the patronage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Enable us, joined by this dedication to Carmel and by the inspiration of our Holy Mother St. Teresa of Jesus and our Holy Father St. John of the Cross, to support one another in fervor of spirit and devotion to prayer. In all we say and do, make us witnesses to Jesus Christ and servants of our brothers and sisters. We ask this through Christ our Lord.