Wednesday, 20 February 2008

A Prayer for the Parishes

From Here...
MOST merciful Father, we beseech thee to send down thy heavenly blessing upon thy Church in St. George’s (Lowville); St. Hilda’s, Oakville; St. Chad’s, Toronto; St. Mary’s (Metchosin); St. Matthew’s, Abbotsford; Holy Cross, Abbotsford; St.John’s Shaughnessy Vancouver; St.Mary’s Victoria; the parish of Bearbrook and Vars; and St Alban’s, Ottawa, that all their members may dwell together in unity and brotherly love. Keep far from us all self-will and discord. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness, and enable them faithfully to dispense thy holy Word and Sacraments, to bring again the outcasts, and to seek the lost. Grant that we may so receive their ministrations, and use thy means of grace, that in all our words and deeds we may seek thy glory and the advancement of thy kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

To which I can only add, either as counsel or encouragement:

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:5-7)

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people.

Take Care

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