Prayers for a new vicar

September 7, 2016 10:31 pm Published by


A group of us met again this evening (7/9/16) to pray  for a new vicar  at  St James/All Saints Kempston:

Praise was given for, amongst other things –

  • all the effort and attention put in by many in formulating our parish profile over the last few months, and for the acknowledgement that the parish profile has received;
  • our visiting vicars and their Bible-based teaching;
  • our thriving services through this challenging interregnum period; thriving in terms of numbers of people attending, the vibrant hymns & songs of worship, etc.


We prayed about, amongst other things –

  • the nature of the new vicar’s job and the difficulties that any successful candidate (+/- family) would have to negotiate;
  • crystallisation of the vision of change that we might want for our church;
  • that in the next few days God will direct His chosen person to make an application (closing date 12/9/16;  interviews at the end of the month);
  • that the interview procedure will go smoothly and for wisdom in the decision-making;
  • that as a church we might be able to cope with the disappointment if recruitment does not take place as quickly as we would like; realising that God is in perfect control of the whole process.



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