Psalm 23 for UM Ordination Candidates

There's been lots of UMC ordination posts add to the conversation, my friend Kelly Drescher @ BU wrote this and I got permission to share!

Psalm 23 for UM Candidates

God is my mentor, I shall not be found lacking

My mentor brings me back to a place of prevenient grace; I am led to the cooling water of life; my justified soul is restored here. I am guided through the correct channels for the sake of maintaining integrity of Order.

Even though I find myself in the midst of dCOM, BOoM and other boards, I shall not be brought to paralyzing terror, for you (my mentor) are with me. Your Book of Discipline and knowledge will guide me through with love.

You point out my ministerial strengths and fruits of the Spirit in front of these committees and boards. You acknowledge me as your mentee – I am your sheep, and I am overjoyed to be your apprentice.

I doubt not that love and grace will follow me through this journey and all the days of my life, and I will live in God’s parsonage my eternal life long.
Kelly Drescher
Excellent! Thanks Kelly!

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