The Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Fort Worth has elected the Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer by acclamation. Mayer, Bishop of Northwest Texas since 2009, was the sole nominee to become Fort Worth’s next Bishop Provisional.
At General Convention he will confer with the deputations for both Fort Worth and Northwest Texas.
In an interview for the diocese’s website, Mayer said his favorite aspects of being Bishop of Northwest Texas include “making Sunday visitations: the meetings with vestries and confirmation candidates, the Sunday morning liturgies, and the drive across some stunningly beautiful landscapes.”
Among his favorite prayers is a “Prayer for Trust” in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer: “O most loving Father, who willest us to give thanks for all things, to dread nothing but the loss of thee, and to cast all our care on thee who carest for us: Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, and grant that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us the light of that love which is immortal, and which thou hast manifested unto us in thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.”
Image: Bishop Mayer addresses the convention after his election, via the Diocese of Forth Worth’s Twitter page.