Welcoming and Saying Goodbye

prayer for the week

O God, of connection, love, and loss, we come in sadness and joy as we enter another week.

We come in joy as we welcome new employees into the VOA family. We pray all who begin working with us this week will feel welcome by our smiles, patience, and interest in their lives.

Remind us O God of the human anxieties and fears that arise in all of us when we begin a new working relationship. "Bind us together in cords that cannot be broken" as we share the adventure of serving You, by helping so many in need of help beyond their capacities.

Likewise, O God, we are learning to let go of treasured relationships as good friends and dedicated employees feel it is time to move their talents and gifts in other directions. Bless them with vision, courage, and a "can do" attitude. Help us to hold them deeply, then let them go to grow and live fully.

O God, hold every employee, beginning or ending, in your abiding love.