For over three centuries, the people of Old South Church in Boston have been led by the Holy Spirit to call twenty faithful Senior Ministers. Now, we continue to discern God’s will and future, as we search for the twenty-first Senior Minister of this ship of faith.
Please note that the Old South Church Senior Minister Profile will be released in the fall.
Prayer for God’s Guidance and for God’s Stillspeaking Voice
Eternal God, Ancient of Days: you have watched over this congregation through more than three centuries of tumult and progress; you have guided us through the making of a new nation, through bloody wars, economic crises and struggles for civil and human rights; you have comforted us through storms and illness, and mentored and challenged us at times of great national decision. We give you thanks for forebears whose lives have been true, lovely and brave, and whose stories we tell, whose memories we cherish, whose example remains the plumb line by which our lives are measured.
Holy One, God of our mothers and fathers, in this time of momentous decision and discernment, keep our ears tuned to your stillspeaking voice, our hearts open to your tip-toes entrance, our souls quickened by your Holy Spirit, our discipleship true to the way and cause of Christ. Enable us to so hear your voice, to so see in our minds’ eyes your vision and will for us, that we may arise with courage and conviction, affirming with the prophets of old “Your will, O God, is our dearest desire. We, your people, are at your divine disposal. Here we are! Send us!” Amen.