09 July 2010

Prayers requested for the Church of England

I bid your prayers for our sister church, The Church of England, meeting in General Synod this weekend. They face a difficult weekend as they seek the way forward. Pray that each delegate is open to the voice of the Holy Spirit.

The Lord be with you.
And with thy Spirit.
Let us Pray:
    Gracious Father, we pray for they holy Catholic Church. Fill it with all truth, in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in any thing it is amiss, reform it. Where it is right, strengthen it; where it is in want, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son our Savior. Amen.
    Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in the General Synod of the Church of England for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.