God of all times and seasons:
We are grateful to the Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold III for writing this prayer for our historic Bicentennial Campaign.
we give you thanks
for the guidance of the Holy Spirit,
and the faith and commitment of many,
which across the years,
have sustained and strengthened
Virginia Theological Seminary,
and brought us to this moment
of opportunity and challenge.
As we look ahead,
may the Spirit continue to guide and enable us,
through this campaign,
to respond in ways old and new
to the urgency of the Gospel,
and bear witness to the breadth and depth
of your reconciling love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.