A Prayer for our Rector upon her retirement
We thank you for our Rector, Mother Laura,
and for our life together in this congregation and community.
You have led her by the Holy Spirit
to serve your people in this place,
to build up your Church,
and to glorify your name.
We have worked in common for the sake of the Gospel.
Together we have studied your Word.
Together we have broken bread and given thanks.
In thanksgiving, we praise you for raising up faithful servants
among us for the ministry of your Church.
And we pray that Mother Laura
may continue to exemplify, in word and deed,
the Gospel of your Son.
Grant that we, with her, may continue to serve you
in the Church on earth,
and be brought to rejoice in your kingdom forever;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.