We’ve included the 1928 BCP prayer for church meetings and conventions in our Primates prayer brochure, and in many blog entries here over the last year. However we have never posted it as a stand alone entry. Posting it separately makes it easier to index.
A prayer to be used for the meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Feb. 12-19, 2007
(adapted from “A Prayer to be used for Meetings of Convention” 1928 BCP)
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who by your Holy Spirit did preside in the Council of the blessed Apostles, and has promised, through your Son Jesus Christ, to be with your Church to the end of the world; We beseech you to be with the Council of your Church about to assemble in your Name and Presence. Save them from all error, ignorance, pride, and prejudice; and of your great mercy vouchsafe, we beseech you, so to direct, sanctify, and govern them in their work, by the mighty power of the Holy Ghost, that the comfortable Gospel of Christ may be truly preached, truly received, and truly followed, in all places, to the breaking down the kingdom of sin, Satan, and death; till at length the whole of your dispersed sheep, being gathered into one fold, shall become partakers of everlasting life; through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.