O God, our times are in your hands: Look with favor we pray on your servant Katharine as she begins another year. Grant that she may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen her trust in your goodness all the days of her life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP pg. 830, prayer 50)
Happy sixty-first birthday, Bishop Katharine! We give thanks for your leadership and your service as our Presiding Bishop, and for all the work that you do to make manifest God’s dreams in this world. Your Church loves you, and we pray that this new year will bring you good health, much joy, rich blessings, and new adventures. May God move in you and through you in new ways in the year to come. You are loved and prayed for!