Pray for a new Bishop for Wilmington

We have been asked to pray in support of the selection of a new bishop for the Diocese of Wilmington.

Our current bishop, Bishop Francis Malooly submitted his resignation on his 75th birthday last January, as is customary.

The appointment of his successor is now in progress, and we have been asked by the Diocese to pray the following prayer, that those involved in the selection process may appoint a good and faithful shepherd for our Diocese:

O God, eternal shepherd,
who guides and protects your flock with unfailing care,
grant in your boundless love a new bishop
for our diocese of Wilmington.

May he please you by his holiness
and show us, the people, watchful care.

We make this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ,
our brother and Lord.