At creation, darkness was upon the face of the deep, and Your Spirit moved upon the face of the waters. Order was brought out of chaos.
How manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your riches.
Send forth Your Spirit to the Anglican Church of Canada and give them breath. Create in the delegates to the Synod clean hearts, O Lord, and renew a right spirit within them. Replenish the church with Your riches and bring glory to Your name.
In the name of Your Son, who was present at creation, we cry out for a church in the likeness of Christ and for the renewal of the face of Canada. Amen.
Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:10; 104:24, 30; John 1:1
I started playing around with a new meditation form. I take one verse of the psalms and one from the gospel John to create a couplet. For example:
Pilgrim: For me to cleave to God is good.
Jesus: And out of your heart will flow rivers of living water.
(Ps 73:28 and Jn 7:39)
On Saturday, the diocese of Northwest Pennsylvania will elect a new bishop. May they elect one who cleaves to God.
One that I came up with had to do with evangelism. The Anglican Communion Network is sponsoring a Good News Training Conference in El Paso. May they remember that God is near and tell of His wondrous deeds.
Jesus: Look around you.
Pilgrim: Your name is near.
Jesus: The fields are ripe for harvesting.
Pilgrim: I will tell of your wondrous deeds.
(Ps 75:1 and Jn 4:35)
I haven’t had much time to play with the form, but I think it will yield much. I invite our readers to come up with some and share them.
Continuing our series on the 10 Days of Global Prayer leading up to Pentecost…
Here are the prayer themes identified for Day 2:
DAY 2 Friday May 18
Increasing in UNITED PRAYER
For sustained movements of united prayer
Concerning: prayerlessness, occult practices, materialism
“These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer…”
— Acts 1:14 (NASB)
For the Glory of Christ
• That God would unite us in prayer with “one mind,” (Acts 1:14, 2:46, 4:24), empowering us to pray passionately together for Christ’s glory in all the world.
• That God would hear and answer the prayers of the poor, the young and the marginalized and would be glorified by their praises.
For the Blessing of the Nations
• That God’s Spirit would inspire and empower believers to pray specific blessings upon their neighbors and friends.
• That people throughout our communities would be moved to call out to God for His help as never before.
• That the leaders of our community would ask God for His wisdom and hope.
You can learn more about the Global Day of Prayer (May 27, 2007) here.