a Prayer for #Primates2016

 

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who by thy Holy Spirit didst preside in the Council of the blessed Apostles, and hast promised, through thy Son Jesus Christ, to be with thy Church to the end of the world; We beseech thee to be with the Council of thy Church now assembled in thy Name and Presence. Save our Church from all error, ignorance, pride, and prejudice; and of thy great mercy vouchsafe, we beseech thee, so to direct, sanctify, and govern us in our work, by the mighty power of the Holy Ghost, that the comfortable Gospel of Christ may be truly preached, truly received, and truly followed, in all places, to the breaking down the kingdom of sin, Satan, and death; till at length the whole of thy dispersed sheep, being gathered into one fold, shall become partakers of everlasting life; through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

Starting yesterday (January 11th), the Primates of the Anglican Communion (including my own Archbishop and Diocesan Bishop, Foley Beach) are gathering to, in all actuality, decide the future of the Communion and how the Anglican Church in North America will play in the Communion.  My prayer is for repentance, reconciliation, and reunion.  Along with the Bishop Frank Weston, in his work that I read last night ‘In Defence of the English Catholic,’ I pray for the eventual reunion of Canterbury and Rome, with the three R’s leading the way there also.

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