Prayer for our newly elected Bishop

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God our Father,
Lord of all the world,
we thank you that through your Son
you have called us into the
fellowship of your one, holy,
catholic and apostolic Church.
Hear our prayer for this Diocese
and give to your servant Richard,
our Bishop Designate,
the needful gifts of the Spirit’s grace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Venerable Richard Pain, who is currently Archdeacon of Monmouth was elected at an Electoral College held at the Cathedral in Newport on Tuesday 23rd July 2013. Fr Richard will be the Tenth Bishop of Monmouth and will be consecrated by Episcopal Ordination on the Feast of St Matthew, 21st September 2013.

Please pray for him and for our Parish and Diocese.