Anglican Primates Prayer Brochure (Resource Compilation) Available

January 12, 2007

Important news: The Primates Prayer Brochure is Available!

Link for Word Document

Link for Adobe PDF format

The brochure contains:
1) A brief overview of the importance of the Primates Meeting
2) A list of all the Anglican Primates and Provinces
3) A compilation of various prayers that may be useful in praying for the Primates
4) A short list of suggested resources

We would also be glad to send this out by e-mail. Contact us at AnglicanPrayer(at)gmail(dot)com
We welcome feedback!

And don’t forget: In addition to this downloadable brochure, we will continue to post daily prayers and resources here to facilitate prayers for the each of the Primates and other Anglican leaders. You can sign up to commit to praying for a specific Primate here.

Anglican Primates List and biography links

January 12, 2007

The following information on all the Primates is from the Official Anglican Communion website.

The Primates of the Anglican Communion

The information in the list below shows the most up to date information available about the Primates of the 38 provinces of the Anglican Communion. Click on each name to see a short biography.

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia The Most Revd William Brown Turei
The Anglican Church of Australia The Most Revd Phillip John Aspinall
The Church of Bangladesh The Rt Revd Michael S Baroi
Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil The Most Revd Maurício José Araújo de Andrade
The Episcopal Church of Burundi The Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi
The Anglican Church of Canada The Most Revd Andrew Sandford Hutchison
The Church of the Province of Central Africa The Most Revd Bernard Amos Malango
Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America The Most Revd Martin de Jesus Barahona
Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo The Most Revd Dr. Dirokpa Balufuga Fidèle
The Church of England The Most Revd Rowan Douglas Williams
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui The Most Revd Peter Kwong
The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean The Most Revd Gerald James (Ian) Ernest
The Church of Ireland The Most Revd Robert Henry Alexander Eames (*see note at end of this blog entry)
The Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan) The Most Revd Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu
The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East The Most Revd George Clive Handford
The Anglican Church of Kenya The Most Revd Benjamin M P Nzimbi
The Anglican Church of Korea The Most Revd Francis Kyung Jo Park
The Church of the Province of Melanesia The Most Revd Sir Ellison Leslie Pogo KBE
La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico The Most Revd Carlos Touche-Porter
The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma) The Most Revd Samuel San Si Htay
The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) The Most Revd Peter Jasper Akinola DD
The Church of North India (United) The Most Revd Joel Vidyasagar Mal
The Church of Pakistan (United) The Rt Revd Dr Alexander John Malik
The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea The Most Revd James Simon Ayong
The Episcopal Church in the Philippines The Most Revd Ignacio Capuyan Soliba
L’Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda The Most Revd Emmanuel Musaba Kolini
The Scottish Episcopal Church The Most Revd Idris Jones
Church of the Province of South East Asia The Most Revd Dr John Chew
The Church of South India (United) The Most Revd Badda Peter Sugandhar
The Church of the Province of Southern Africa The Most Revd Njongonkulu Winston Hugh Ndungane
Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de America The Most Revd Gregory James Venables
The Episcopal Church of the Sudan The Most Revd Joseph Biringi Hassan Marona
The Anglican Church of Tanzania The Most Revd Donald Leo Mtetemela
The Church of the Province of Uganda The Most Revd Henry Luke Orombi
The Episcopal Church in the USA The Most Revd Katharine Jefferts Schori
The Church in Wales The Most Revd Dr. Barry Cennydd Morgan
The Church of the Province of West Africa The Most Revd Justice Ofei Akrofi
The Church in the Province of the West Indies The Most Revd Drexel Wellington Gomez



Notes: A new Primate was elected in Ireland on January 10, the Rt. Revd Alan Harper. More details will be posted for him here on Sat. January 13.

Also, we are hoping some will commit to praying for Abp. of York, John Sentamu, who will be representing the Church of England at the meeting, freeing up ++Rowan Williams to serve as moderator.

Ephesians 3 and Isaiah 42

January 12, 2007

To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, (Ephesians 3:8)

Jesus, thank you that there is always more to know of you and receive from you. Please help us all, whatever our station in life, to make you known to those who do not yet know you.

and to make all see what is the stewardship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; (Ephesians 3:9)

Father, please help us be faithful stewards of our knowledge of Jesus: help us share him with everyone who will receive him.

to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, (Ephesians 3:10)

Holy Spirit, please help us and all your church be intent on making you known so that every principality and power will be submitted to God’s sovereignty.

according to the eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, (Ephesians 3:11)

Father, please help the Episcopal Church get back in alignment with your eternal purpose which you have accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.

in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in him. (Ephesians 3:12)

Jesus, help us be bold with the confidence that comes from knowing you and help us make you known to others.

Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. (Ephesians 3:13)

Holy Spirit, we hold up the saints in St. Andrews Syracuse and St. Andrews Vestal, NY, in this time of their tribulation. Let this time of trouble be for your glory and for our encouragement to persevere.

“Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, my elect one in whom my soul delights! I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.” (Isaiah 42:1)

Father, please help us by your Holy Spirit to delight in Jesus day by day, just as you do.

“He will not cry out, nor raise his voice, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.” (Isaiah 42:2)

Jesus, please help us minister to others and do works of mercy as you did — without fanfare. Help us see and reach out to the lost and least among us.

“A bruised reed he will not break, and smoking flax he will not quench; he will bring forth justice for truth.” (Isaiah 42:3)

Holy Spirit, please help us encourage others in their walk with Jesus; keep us from putting any stumbling blocks in their way.

“He will not fail nor be discouraged, till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands shall wait for his law.” (Isaiah 42:4)

Jesus, you will not fail nor be discouraged; help us place our hope in what you are doing rather than in what we are doing.

LORD, you have called us to your righteousness and you will hold our hand as you lead us so that we may be a light to others who do not know you. (From Isaiah 42:6)

***** Pray that the Lord will answer the prayers for his intervention in the Capital Region with great power.

Cry out to the Lord for his Church and his people.

Albany Intercessor

Primates Prayer Day 5–January 12, 2007

January 12, 2007

Sing to the LORD a New Song
10Sing to the LORD a new song,
his praise from the end of the earth,
you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it,
the coastlands and their inhabitants.
11Let the desert and its cities lift up their voice,
the villages that Kedar inhabits;
let the habitants of Sela sing for joy,
let them shout from the top of the mountains.
12Let them give glory to the LORD,
and declare his praise in the coastlands.
Isaiah 42:10-12 (English Standard Version)

Dear God, Holy Scripture tells us that You inhabit the praises of Your people. We are hungry for You, Lord. We desire Your presence. With eagerness, we join our voices with our brothers and sisters of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines and say,
You are our Maker. Lord of Hosts, Holy One of Israel, God of the whole Earth, we praise Your Holy Name.
You are the Righteous One, Head of the Church, and Savior of the Body, we love Your Holy Name.
You are Truth. Holy Paraclete, Holy Comforter, we exalt Your Holy Name.
Father of Mercies, Great Shepherd, Holy Advocate, God of All Comfort, draw near to the primates of the Anglican Communion today. Amen.
Psalm 22:3KJV, Isaiah 54:5, 1 John 2:1, Ephesians 6:23, John 14:16-17, 1 John 5:6, 2 Corinthians 1:3, Hebrews 13:20

Today’s Primate Focus: Archbishop Ignacio Soliba, the Philippines:

Abp. Soliba, PhilippinesThe Anglican Church of the Philippines became an autonomous Province in 1990. In 2007, its subsidy from TEC will cease (as best as I can tell from my Internet research, which is patchy). At its 2002 National Church Summit, it committed to be renewed, fully self-supportive, and reaching out to proclaim God’s love.

The primate is the Most Revd Ignacio Capuyan Soliba. He was a signatory to New Westminster Statement, 2003, and the Statement of Support for Anglican Communion Network, 2004.

Dear Heavenly Father,
Your servant Ignacio lives in a land of earthquakes, an ocean of typhoons, and a Communion in schism. We pray that he live and move and have his being in You, Lord. May he lean not on his own understanding but on You, holding on to his courage and the hope of eternal life. Amen.
Proverbs 3:5; Isaiah 7:9b, Acts 17:28, Hebrews 3:6

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