Last week Bishop Johnston led a prayer service at the diocesan offices for Shrine Mont Camps. The members of the diocesan staff read aloud the names of every director, counselor, chaplain, and staff member that will be working at camp this year. The names were framed by the prayer for the care of children and the prayer for young persons (BCP 829 and below).
As counselors head to Shrine Mont for staff week and the excitement builds for another great summer, we invite you to pray with and for us. Thanks be to God!
For the Care of Children
Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the
joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient
wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love
whatever is just and true and good, following the example of
our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
For Young Persons
God our Father, you see your children growing up in an
unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways
give more life than the ways of the world, and that following
you is better than chasing after selfish goals. Help them to
take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance
for a new start. Give them strength to hold their faith in you,
and to keep alive their joy in your creation; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Spreading the good news of Shrine Mont Camps into the Valley of the World.
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