The second Sunday in October is Clergy Appreciation Day.
I appreciate my clergy every day, but I don’t tell them often enough. Today is a time to say “Thank you” to my current clergy (Father Isaac Rehberg, Father Barry Kowald, and Father Marcus Tinajero at All Saints Anglican Church) and all the pastors and priests who have been important in my life since childhood.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the clergy who proclaim Your Word, administer Your sacraments, and minister to Your people. We pray especially for the pastors and priests who have impacted us and helped us in our spiritual journey. Give them wisdom, courage, and strength to know and to do Your will. Lift them up when they are discouraged, strengthen them when they are weak, defend them from attacks of the enemy, and shower them and their families with Your blessings. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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