Out of charity, please pause right now and pray the following prayer for my bishop, The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, who has been very supportive throughout my illness and my desire to serve Our Lord as a priest. When I met with him after my cancer diagnosis, his reply was "Philip, if God is calling you to be a priest, I am not going to stand in the way!" Please pray for him by name:
Heavenly Father, in these trying times when the spirit of the age threatens Christian values, give our bishop holiness of life and wisdom to direct and guide our diocesan family so that we may grow in your love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
If you would like, please log your promise of prayer for His Excellency on the comment page. If you can, please pray daily for Bishop Burbidge by name. He has promised to do so for me ever since we met two years ago to discuss my vocation.