God our Father, Lord of all the world,
through your Son you have called us into the fellowship
of your universal Church:
hear our prayer for your faithful people
that in their vocation and ministry
each may be an instrument of your love,
and give to your servant Justin
the needful gifts of grace;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Adapted from "Collect for the inauguration of a new ministry"
Prayer for the new Archbishop of Canterbury
The Church of England has published a specially written prayer for the next Archbishop of Canterbury, the Right Reverend Justin Welby
Published 09 November 2012