The 2007 Anglican Primates Prayer Campaign — Overview

January 24, 2007

Updated: WEDNESDAY Jan 24th, 17:40 EST / 22:40 GMT

What’s new in the past 24 hours:

**Please note this appeal for Burundi as they face flooding and famine, including contribution details **

1. NEW RESOURCE! Primates’ Picture Gallery (Part 1) and Picture Gallery Part 2
2. Links for the DOWNLOADABLE (Printable) Primates Prayer Gallery files. (Word & PDF versions)
3. Today’s Main Prayer Entry: Day 17 — Abp. Mtetemela of Tanzania in his own words
4. Yesterday’s Prayer entry: Day 16: Abp. Venables of the Southern Cone
5. Two prayers for the Primates Meeting — adapted from the Diocese of San Joaquin

Other posts of interest:
PRIMATES PRAYER BROCHURE AVAILABLE!! — download it and share it! (This our earlier brochure with the list of all the Primates and a compilation of various prayers, some written especially for the Tanzania Primates Meeting– There are no pictures in this one. See above for details about our Picture Gallery brochure.)

The list of all the Provinces and Primates with links to their biographies from the official Anglican Communion website. — Sign up in the comments to commit to daily prayer for one of the Primates!

Anglican Primate Prayer Profiles — Index

Pray Daily for an Anglican Primate: Jan 8 – Feb 19
SIGN UP HERE!

The Tanzania Primates Meeting is rapidly approaching. The dates are Feb 12-19. Read on to learn how you can get involved in praying for the Primates!

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Primates Pictorial Brochure — for downloading

January 24, 2007

Updated Wed. Jan 24, 11 a.m. EST / 16:00 GMT

For downloading, printing and sharing widely!

Here is Lent & Beyond’s newest Anglican Primates’ prayer resource — a photo gallery of the Primates with a compilation of Anglican collects to guide you in praying. There are two parts to this resource, each is 5 pages in length.

Part 1 of the Primates Picture Gallery Brochure (Word Doc, size = 1.1 MB)

Part 2 of the Primates Picture Gallery Brochure (Word Doc, size = 905KB)

Part 1 of the Primates Picture Gallery (Adobe PDF Format. size = 245 kb)

Part 2 of the Primates Picture Gallery (Adobe PDF Format. size = 225 kb)

Should you have problems with the download, or have any other need to contact us, please leave a comment or send an e-mail to AnglicanPrayer(at)gmail(dot)com


Primates Picture Gallery — Part 1 and Part 2 BOTH online

January 24, 2007

Updated Wednesday Jan 24, 14:00 EST / 19:00 GMT

Both halves of the Primates Picture Gallery are now complete and online:

For Online Viewing:
Part 1 is here
Part 2 is here

(note: the online files may not format very well — it all depends on your browser and display settings. If the pictures are all over the place, try changing the size of your browser window. Linking on the PDF files below will also gives you the option of viewing the files online without saving them to your computer, if you don’t want to download them.)

For Downloading and Printing and sharing by e-mail:
Part 1 (Word Format 1.1 Mb file)
Part 2 (Word Format, 905 kb)

Part 1 (Adobe PDF Format. 245 kb)
Part 2 (Adobe PDF Format. 225 kb)

Feel free to offer suggestions or comments if there’s any way these resources could be improved. Contact us at AnglicanPrayer(at)gmail(dot)com


Primates Prayer Day 17: Abp. Mtetemela in his own words

January 24, 2007

Abp. Mtetemela, TanzaniaToday, I’d like to request we focus our prayers on Abp. Donald Mtetemela, the Primate of Tanzania. You can read the prayer profile Jill posted in early January for Tanzania and ++Mtetemela here.

Rather than writing my own prayer for ++Mtetemela based on today’s lectionary readings, as I usually do when it’s my turn to write the daily Primates prayer entry, today I’d like to do something a bit different. I’m going to let Abp. Mtetemela guide our prayers in his own words.

Last week a number of African Primates attended the AMiA Winter Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. One of the Primates attending was ++Mtetemela, who will be hosting the Primates’ gathering. At one point he spoke very openly about the Primates’ meeting, how he expects to interact with US Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, and how he would like Anglicans around the world to be praying for the Primates and the meeting:

[In speaking about how the Global South Primates expect to interact with US PB Jefferts Schori] Archbishop Donald Mtetemela struck a pastoral chord, requesting prayers “from you all so that I may have the wisdom to bring God’s word to Katharine as I know it in my heart. I’ve never been able to speak face to face with [her]. I’ve read what she has said about Jesus Christ and about everything else. I have said…this is a good opportunity to bring what I believe about Jesus Christ, to bring it to Katharine; whether she’ll say yes or no I leave that to the Holy Spirit provided God gives me that opportunity. And of course I need the wisdom of the Holy Spirit…so that, as I bring the Word to her, it will be the Holy Spirit speaking to her using my simple words to her. He has to speak to her heart…that’s number one.”

He also urged prayers for the Primates as a whole as some of them have “holy anger” within them “because we have a zeal…and someone is distorting it.” Pray that “we don’t lose control so that we will be able to speak that truth which we know” and remain “mindful…of what the people left behind are expecting of us,” he said.

Noting the heavy focus on Mrs. Schori and the American Church going into the Primates’ Meeting, Mtetemela also requested that intercessors ask Jesus what it is that he wants the leaders to do generally at this time in the church, and to guide the prelates accordingly. “We can still address the issues of TEC, but the (real) issue…is how the devil is hurting the church and distorting the truth using the leaders of the church,” he asserted.

(all emphasis mine)

Source: VirtueOnline (but also verified with reports of two others who attended the conference)

What an amazingly detailed and clear exhortation to prayer! Later today I may still post some prayers based on today’s lectionary readings. But for this morning, please pray for Abp. Mtetemela and the Primates as the Tanzanian Archbishop has requested — and also, offer up thanksgiving for this kind of leadership and clarity. I certainly can offer a loud Amen to his words!

Note: David Virtue has also posted some of Fr. Dick Kim’s pictures of the Primates who attended the AMiA meetings.


A lovely Epiphany poem

January 24, 2007

Anglican priest and British blogger Maggi Dawn has a lovely Epiphany poem posted today

I found myself agreeing with her conclusion:

Darkness… there is something about the context of darkness. Only in darkness can you see the light for what it is.

Amen. May these dark and painful days in our Church cause us to fix our eyes on the Lord and His glory. May His Word be a light to our path and may we follow it.


Anglican Communion Primates: A Picture Gallery (part 2)

January 24, 2007

Part 1 of the Picture Gallery is here

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Anglican Communion Primates: A Picture Gallery (part 2)

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The Most Revd Samuel San Si Htay, Archbishop of Myanmar The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma)
The Most Revd Samuel San Si Htay
Photo Credit: Crosslinks (full-size image)

God, who taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant _______ by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Peter Jasper Akinola, Nigeria The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
The Most Revd Peter Jasper Akinola DD
Photo Credit: Global South Anglican blog (full-size photo)

Risen, ascended Lord,
as we rejoice at your triumph,
fill _______ and the Primates
with power and compassion,
that all who are estranged by sin
may find forgiveness and know your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.

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The Most Revd Joel Vidyasagar Mal, North India The Church of North India (United)
The Most Revd Joel Vidyasagar Mal
Photo Credit: The Tribune (India) (full-size image)

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,
ignite in _________ your holy fire;
strengthen ________ and the Primates with the gift of faith,
revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Rt. Rev. Dr Alexander John Malik, Moderator of the Church of Pakistan The Church of Pakistan (United)
The Rt Revd Dr Alexander John Malik
Photo Credit: The Anglican Communion Website (full-size photo)

Holy God,
faithful and unchanging:
enlarge ________’s mind with the knowledge of your truth,
and draw him more deeply into the mystery of your love,
that he may truly worship you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Rev. James Simon Ayong, Papua New Guinea The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea
The Most Revd James Simon Ayong
Photo Credit: The Anglican Communion Website (full-sized photo)

Almighty and eternal God,
you have revealed yourself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
and live and reign in the perfect unity of love:
hold ___________ firm in this faith,
that he may know you in all your ways
and evermore rejoice in your eternal glory,
who are three Persons yet one God,
now and for ever.

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The Most Rev. Ignacio Capuyan Soliba, the Philippines The Episcopal Church in the Philippines
The Most Revd Ignacio Capuyan Soliba
Photo Credit: Anglican Communion Website (full-size photo)

O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you,
mercifully accept our prayers and,
because through the weakness of our mortal nature
we can do no good thing without you,
grant ________ the help of your grace,
that in the keeping of your commandments
he may please you both in will and deed;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Emmanuel Musaba Kolini, Rwanda L’Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda
The Most Revd Emmanuel Musaba Kolini
Photo Credit: Global South Anglican blog (full-size photo)

God of truth,
help _________ to keep your law of love
and to walk in ways of wisdom,
that he may find true life
in Jesus Christ your Son.

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The Most Revd Idris Jones , Scotland The Scottish Episcopal Church
The Most Revd Idris Jones
Photo Credit: Church of Ireland Gazette (full size image) (alternate image, Wikipedia, by Stewart D. Macfarlane)

Lord, you have taught us
that all our doings without love are nothing worth:
send your Holy Spirit
and pour into _______ and the Primates’ hearts
that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.
Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Dr John Chew, South East Asia Church of the Province of South East Asia
The Most Revd Dr John Chew
Photo Credit: Global South Anglican blog (full-size photo)

O God, the protector of all who trust in you,
without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:
increase and multiply upon ____ and the Primates your mercy;
that with you as their ruler and guide they may so pass through things temporal
that they lose not their hold on things eternal;
grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Badda Peter Sugandhar, Church of South India The Church of South India (United)
The Most Revd Badda Peter Sugandhar
Photo Credit: Global South Anglican blog (full-size photo)

Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for _______ and the Primates,
that in their vocation and ministry they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Rev. Njongonkulu Winston Hugh Ndungane, Southern Africa The Church of the Province of Southern Africa
The Most Revd Njongonkulu Winston Hugh Ndungane
Photo Credit: Anglican Communion Website (full-size photo)

Lord of all power and might,
the author and giver of all good things:
graft in ______’s heart the love of your name,
increase in him true religion,
nourish him with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep him in the same;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Gregory James Venables, Southern Cone Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de America
The Most Revd Gregory James Venables
Photo Credit: St. James Oklahoma City (full-size photo)

Almighty Lord and everlasting God,
we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern
_________ and the Primates’ hearts and bodies
in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments;
that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,
they may be preserved in body and soul;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Joseph Biringi Hassan Marona, Sudan The Episcopal Church of the Sudan
The Most Revd Joseph Biringi Hassan Marona
Photo Credit: Global South Anglican blog (full-size photo)

Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open _______’s heart to the riches of your grace,
that he may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Rev. Donald Leo Mtetemela, Archbishop of Tanzania The Anglican Church of Tanzania
The Most Revd Donald Leo Mtetemela
Photo Credit: Anglican Communion Website (full-size photo)

Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
be open to the prayers of ______ and the Primates;
and that they may obtain their petitions
make them to ask such things as shall please you;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi, Archbishop of Uganda The Church of the Province of Uganda
The Most Revd Henry Luke Orombi
Photo Credit: Anglican Communion Website (full-size photo)

Lord of heaven and earth,
as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer,
give _________ patience and courage never to lose hope,
but always to bring his prayers before you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, USA The Episcopal Church in the USA
The Most Revd Katharine Jefferts Schori
Photo Credit: Episcopal News Service (full-size photo)

O God, you declare your almighty power
most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant to ________ such a measure of your grace,
that she, running the way of your commandments,
may receive your gracious promises,
and be made a partaker of your heavenly treasure;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Rev. Dr. Barry Cennydd Morgan, Archbishop of Wales The Church in Wales
The Most Revd Dr. Barry Cennydd Morgan
Photo credit: The Anglican Communion website (full-size photo)

God of constant mercy,
who sent your Son to save us:
remind _______ of your goodness,
increase your grace within him,
that his thankfulness may grow,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Most Rev. Justice Ofei Akrofi, West Africa The Church of the Province of West Africa
The Most Revd Justice Ofei Akrofi
Photo Credit: Anglican Communion Website (full-size picture here)

Almighty God,
who called your Church to bear witness
that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:
help _________ to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Drexel Wellington Gomez, West Indies The Church in the Province of the West Indies
The Most Revd Drexel Wellington Gomez
Photo Credit: Global South Anglican blog (full-size photo)

Almighty God,
you search us and know us:
may ________ rely on you in strength
and rest on you in weakness,
now and in all his days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Acknowledgements and Notes:

Acknowledgements and Notes:

A Note on the Blog Formatting and Possible Display Problems:
Note: we designed this post on the assumption that most blog readers would not display the text full screen, but have a left-hand favorites or bookmarks window open. If the formatting is difficult to read (i.e. the pictures crowd on top of one another or cascade in diagonal format across the page), try changing the width of your display page (making it narrower). We will have a better-formatted PRINTABLE version of this online tomorrow.

Photo Credits:
We would like to express our thanks to ENS, ACNS, and Global South Anglican blog for permission to use photos from their websites. We have attempted to provide detailed photo credits for all pictures, with links to their original context.

A note on the prayers:
All the prayers here are from the Church of England Common Worship website, from the page of Collects and Post-Communion prayers. Prayers have been usually been very slightly adapted to make them appropriate to use as intercessions for others. There was no attempt to pick a prayer for a specific primate, so nothing should be inferred from what prayer is listed for a particular bishop. Instead, prayers were chosen that focused on themes of guidance, mission and evangelism, the empowering of the Holy Spirit, leadership, servanthood, faithfulness to Christ — which we considered important themes and prayer needs for all the Primates, thus we intended the prayers to be interchangeable for any Primate.

Attribution and Contact info:
This compilation of photos and prayers was prepared in January 2007 by the Lent & Beyond blog team (http://lent.classicalanglican.net) to faciliate intercession for the Anglican Primates in the lead up to the February 2007 Primates meeting in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Please feel free to distribute it widely as long as proper attribution is given. For more information, contact us at: AnglicanPrayer@gmail.com


Pictorial Brochure — Part 1 (online version) is posted

January 23, 2007

Updated Tuesday Jan 23, 14:45 EST / 19:45 GMT

As we announced last night, we managed to find pictures for all 38 Anglican Primates. We’ve not got Part 1 of our Primates Picture Gallery posted below. Look for Part 2 sometime tonight. Tomorrow we expect to have these available in Word and PDF format for download, printing and distribution.

Feel free to offer suggestions or comments if there’s any way these resources could be improved.

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Woohoo!! We’ve done it! We’ve got pictures of all 38 Primates! Korea and North India were the hardest to find, but we Google warriors persevered. Fr. Binks kept nagging oops, ENCOURAGING us to continue searching for ++N. India’s picture long after common sense dictated giving up! Hat tip to our favorite Elf Lord for reminding us to never say never. Binks’ motto must be everything is online somewhere if you look hard enough! ;-)

So, this means we can finish up the Pictorial Brochure of all the Primates. WATCH THIS SPACE! We hope to have it online sometime tomorrow (Tuesday).


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