O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquillity the plan of salvation; let the whole world
see and know that things which were being cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer 1979)
As we pray for Church unity, we remember Bernard, Abbot of Clairvoux.
We pray for Anglican clergy, especially Rowan, Archbishop of Canterbury; Katherine, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church; Scott, Bishop of Northwest Texas; and Les, Charles, David, Steve, Ingrid, Judy and Leroy, clergy in my city.
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of the Province of Southern Africa and The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba; Faisalabad – (Pakistan) and The Rt Revd John Samuel; Florida – (IV, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Samuel Howard and Assisting Bishop of Florida – (IV, The Episcopal Church); The Rt Revd Charles Keyser; False Bay – (Southern Africa) and The Rt Revd Merwyn Castle; Suffragan Bishop for Federal Ministries – (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd James Magness; Fianarantsoa – (Indian Ocean) and The Rt Revd Gilbert Rateloson Rakotondravelo; South Kerala – (South India) and The Rt Revd Dharmaraj Rasalam
For guidance and strength for leaders of other communions, especially Pope Benedict and Patriarch Bartholomew.
We pray for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ in the Melkite Catholic Church, the Romanian Catholic Church; the Russian Catholic Church, the Ruthenian Catholic Church, the Slovak Greek Catholic Church; the Syriac Catholic Church, and the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.
God’s blessings on clergy known to this blog and prayer ministries known to me, especially Deacon Jon; Pastor John; Fr. Layne; Rev. Jenn; Pastor Peter; Rev. Raul; Pastor Leo; Pastor Ron; Agape Feast Creative and Outreach Ministry; Gethsemane Prayer Tree; Whosoever Prays; the Daily Office; No Weapon Prayerlist; Answers 2 Prayer; Angel Tree; Maire; Wayne and Jennifer; Richard; Suzanne; Emily; Frankie; Joyce; Donna Mae; Terrie and Robaire; Dr. Rao and Shobha; One Percent; Burt & Krista.
Lord, hear our prayers today for:
Please pray for Debbie H. to get the job she needs.
Chris gave birth to a healthy baby, please continue to pray for her healing.
Phil requires hip and knee surgery and his wife, Judy, has kidney trouble, please pray for them and their daughter Kim.
Tammy’s friend has had to cope with a job loss and her pastor’s death all in one week, please pray for her.
Mark P. has had a heart attack, please pray for him and his family.
Talia, age 13, has 2 types of cancer, please pray for her.
Rev. Raul asks prayer for Niles, missing in NYC and for a person struggling with addiction.
Pray that Thunder (a rat terrier ) is restored to health. UPDATE: he’s fine, just had a minor virus.