A “Prayer for Ordination” is a solemn request for divine guidance and support for an individual who is about to be ordained as a religious leader. This prayer is often offered by members of the clergy and the congregation, and it may be spoken or written.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Prayer For Ordination. May God Bless You!
Prayer For Ordination 1
As a good Shepherd, go before them, lead them in a plain path to do Your will and to do it courageously. Keep them from sin and, in their success, prevent them from believing their own press reports and humble them under the mighty hand of God. Multiply their giftedness to extend and enrich the body of Christ. Reproduce in each individual the body of Christ, the heart of Christ, and the life of Christ. And now, men, we exhort you. Acts 20:32 states: “Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” And we ask it expectantly and believingly in the wonderful name of our Savior and Lord.
Prayer For Ordination 2
O blessed Saviour,
Help us. Who are we to lay hands on any brother and set anyone apart for the work of the holy ministry of serving the Lord of the Word and the Word of the Lord? We ourselves have been so slow to learn, so prone to forget, so weak to climb; we are still in the foothills when we should be on the heights; we are in the Borth bog when we should be on the top of Cader Idris; we are pained by our graceless hearts, our prayerless days, the poverty of our love, our sloth in the heavenly race, our sullied consciences, our wasted hours, our unspent opportunities – and we are actual leaders in the church. God have mercy. We are blind while light shines around us: take the scales from our eyes, grind to dust these evil hearts of unbelief. Forgive us our sins. Help us to become better servants of the congregation.