We invite you to use the following prayer throughout the seasons of Lent, Holy Week and Easter.
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us y our mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Jesus said to his followers, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27).
May we know Christ’s abiding peace and may we continue to be people of hope. Ever faithfully, in Christ,
The Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith, 10th Bishop of Missouri The Rev. Deon Johnson, Bishop-elect of Missouri