Anglican Communion Primates: A Picture Gallery (part 1)

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Anglican Communion Primates: A Picture Gallery (part 1)

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The Most Revd William Brown Turei The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia
The Most Revd William Brown Turei
photo credit: Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

God, who from of old 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 Phillip Aspinall, AustraliaThe Anglican Church of Australia

The Most Revd Phillip John Aspinall
Photo Credit: Anglican Communion website

Almighty God, you have given your Holy Spirit to the Church to lead us into all truth:
bless ___________ with the Spirit’s grace and presence.
Keep him and the Primates steadfast in faith and united in love,
that they may manifest your glory and prepare the way of your kingdom;
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 Rt Revd Michael S Baroi, BangladeshThe Church of Bangladesh
The Rt Revd Michael S Baroi
Photo Credit: The Episcopal Church/ACNS

God of power, whose Holy Spirit renews your people.
May the boldness of the Spirit transform ______,
the gentleness of the Spirit lead ___________,
and the gifts of the Spirit equip _______ to serve and worship you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Most Revd Maur�cio José Araújo de Andrade, Brazil Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil
The Most Revd Maurício José Araújo de Andrade
Photo Credit: Diocese Anglicana de Brasília

Eternal God, giver of love and power,
your Son Jesus Christ has sent us into all the world
to preach the gospel of his kingdom:
confirm __________ in this mission,
and help him to live the good news we proclaim;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi, Burundi The Episcopal Church of Burundi
The Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi
Photo Credit: Global South Anglican blog

Almighty God, who called your Church to 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 Andrew Hutchinson, CanadaThe Anglican Church of Canada
The Most Revd Andrew Sandford Hutchison
Photo Credit: The Anglican Communion website

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for _________,
that in his vocation and ministry he 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 Revd Bernard Malango, Central AfricaThe Church of the Province of Central Africa
The Most Revd Bernard Amos Malango
Photo Credit: Global South Anglican blog

Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, look with mercy on your servant ______,
maintain him in truth and renew him in holiness,
that by word and good example he may faithfully serve you
to the glory of your name and the benefit of your Church;
through the merits of our 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 Martin de Jesus Barahona Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America
The Most Revd Martin de Jesus Barahona
photo credit: Anglican Communion website

Almighty God, you have entrusted to your Church
a share in the ministry of your Son our great high priest:
inspire _________ by your Holy Spirit to offer himself to you,
that strengthened by your power, he may work for the increase of your kingdom
and set forward the eternal praise of your name;
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 Dr. Fidèle Dirokpa, CongoProvince de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo
The Most Revd Dr. Fidèle Dirokpa
Photo Credit: Global South Anglican blog

God our Father, Lord of all the world, through your Son
you have called us into the fellowship of your universal Church:
hear our prayer for ____________
that in his vocation and ministry he may be an instrument of your love,
and give to your servant ________ the needful gifts of grace;
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 Rowan Douglas Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury The Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury
The Most Revd Rowan Douglas Williams
photo credit: Archbishop of Canterbury website (Lambeth Palace)

Heavenly Father, whose ascended Son
gave gifts of leadership and service to the Church:
strengthen ____________ and the Primates
to be good stewards of your manifold grace;
through him who came not to be served but to serve,
and give his life as a ransom for many,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Most Revd Peter Kwong, Hong KongHong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
The Most Revd Peter Kwong
Photo Credit: Anglican Communion website

Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence:
renew ________ with your heavenly grace,
and in all his weakness sustain him by your mighty power;
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 Gerald James (Ian) Ernest , Indian Ocean The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean
The Most Revd Gerald James (Ian) Ernest
PhotoCredit: Anglican Communion Website

Go before ______ Lord, in all he does with your most gracious favour,
and guide him with your continual help,
that in all his works begun, continued and ended in you,
he may glorify your holy name,
and finally by your mercy receive everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Right Reverend Alan Edwin Thomas Harper, Primate of All Ireland The Church of Ireland
The Most Revd Alan Edwin Thomas Harper (elected Jan 10, 2007)
Photo Credit: Church of Ireland website

Holy God,
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ:
may __________ reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Most Revd Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu, JapanThe Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan)
The Most Revd Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu
Photo Credit: Lent & Beyond / Celinda Scott, Anglican Fellowship of Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us
that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters
we do also for you:
give ________ the will to be the servant of others
as you were the servant of all, and gave up your life and died for us,
but are alive and reign, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd George Clive Handford, Primate Jerusalem & the Middle EastThe Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East
The Most Revd George Clive Handford
Photo Credit: The Anglican Communion website

Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
give ________ such knowledge of Christ’s presence,
that he may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
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 Benjamin Nzimbi, Kenya The Anglican Church of Kenya
The Most Revd Benjamin M P Nzimbi
Photo Credit: Anglican Church of Kenya

O Lord, from whom all good things come:
grant to ___________ your humble servant,
that by your holy inspiration he may think those things that are good,
and by your merciful guiding may perform the same;
through our Lord 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 Francis Kyung Jo Park, Korea The Anglican Church of Korea
The Most Revd Francis Kyung Jo Park
Photo credit: The Korea Times

Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen _______ to proclaim your risen life
and fill him with your peace, to the glory of God the Father.

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The Most Revd Sir Ellison Leslie Pogo KBE, Province of MelanesiaThe Church of the Province of Melanesia
The Most Revd Sir Ellison Leslie Pogo KBE
Photo Credit: Anglican Communion website

Risen Christ, faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep:
teach _________ to hear your voice
and to follow your command,
that all your people may be gathered into one flock,
to the glory of God the Father.

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The Most Revd Carlos Touche-Porter, Mexico La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico
The Most Revd Carlos Touche-Porter
Photo Credit: Iglesia Anglicana de México

Eternal God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life:
grant _______ to walk in his way,
to rejoice in his truth, and to share his risen life;
who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

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Acknowledgements and Note:

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 assume the prayers are interchangeable for any Primate.

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. Please feel free to distribute it widely as long as proper attribution is given. For more information, contact us at: AnglicanPrayer@gmail.com

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