Gospel-Based Discipleship (GBD) is intended to provide
you with a daily opportunity to encounter the Gospel and encourage reflection.
Each day includes Gospel readings from the Daily Office Lectionary as well
as prayers from the diocesan clergy prayer list and diocesan cycle of prayer,
for each day of the liturgical year.
DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER
We encourage churches to pray for each other by including the diocesan cycle of prayer in their Sunday worship services. The diocesan cycle of prayer highlights different congregations each week, praying for each church and campus ministry in the course of one calendar year.
The following diocesan prayer should be used by congregations on the occasion of a bishop's visitation—and any other time you wish to pray for the Diocese! (We love prayers.)
Toward a Missionary Diocese
Most gracious and loving God:
Strengthen the hearts of
your people in this Diocese,
That loving you with
our whole heart,
And loving our neighbors
We might, in the power of the Spirit,
Obey the call of Jesus,
To go into our world as disciples
And making a difference,
Through your saving love. Amen.