Dear Lord, hear our prayer for our brothers and sisters of the Diocese of Florida, for Fr. Charlie Holt and his family, and for us throughout the church. Help us all to hear anew the promises of Jesus that the Holy Spirit will lead us and guide us in difficult and painful times, and that you will be with us always. Lead us all, and guide us into your will and way of love meant for us and all of your children. This we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever. Amen.

— Prayer bidden by Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry this morning as he informed The Episcopal Church that the Rev. Charlie Holt had not received enough consents from bishops and standing committees to become bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida.