Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A prayer for Lambeth using Anglican rosary

The Lambeth Conference will be held at Kent University in Canterbury from July 16 - August 3 with a retreat preceding it from July 10 - 15. Lambeth is a conference of BIshops from all over the Anglican Communion hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury that meets once every ten years. The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, has asked that Sunday, June 22 be set aside as a Day of Prayer for Lambeth.

Trinity will hold a mini-Prayer vigil on that day from 9:15 to 10 am and then have others times during the day for prayer. People will be invited to pray wherever they are for the Anglican Communion and for all those in attendance. Keep your eye on this blog, your e-Citadel and bulletins as plans develop.

Prayer for The Lambeth Conference

(Phrases in quotations are taken from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s letter to the Episcopal Church dated June 4, 2008)

Sr. Patricia-Michael Hauze, Solitary

CROSS: Most merciful and compassionate God, Keeper of the Eternal Covenant, be present with our Bishops at the Lambeth Conference; guide them to “examine the fruit of our colonial history, engage that diverse harvest, discover its blessings and challenges and commit themselves to the future of this network.”

INVITATORY: “First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:20-21.

CRUCIFORM: Remember the “varied nature of the body of Christ.”

  1. Unite our Bishops, O Lord, with “openness of spirit”
  1. Unite our Bishops, O Lord, with “vulnerability of heart”
  1. Unite our Bishops, O Lord, with “eagerness of mind”
  1. Unite our Bishops, O Lord, with “a peaceful spirit”
  1. Unite our Bishops, O Lord, “to see the Spirit at work in each other”
  1. Unite our Bishops, O Lord, with “a lessening of tension”
  1. Unite our Bishops, O Lord, with “a real willingness to work together”

END: 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 tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were 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. BCP, page 515.

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