House of Bishops

“When a defiling evil spirit is expelled from someone, it drifts along through the desert looking for an oasis, some unsuspecting soul it can bedevil. When it doesn’t find anyone, it says, ‘I’ll go back to my old haunt.’ On return it finds the person spotlessly clean, but vacant. It then runs out and rounds up seven other spirits more evil than itself and they all move in, whooping it up. That person ends up far worse off than if he’d never gotten cleaned up in the first place. Matthew 12:43-44 The Message

Dear Heavenly Father,
I see through a glass darkly and don’t fully understand the spiritual forces at work in the Episcopal Church. However, I have witnessed lying, deceit, confusion, lawlessness, pride, disdain of Your Holy Word, embrace of other gods, and the blessing of sin come out of the House of Bishops. I believe that the members of the House of Bishops are being oppressed by Satan and that these actions are not of Your Holy Spirit but of many demonic spirits.
I don’t know how to pray against that which I don’t understand except to pray Christ. Using the prayer of St. Patrick, I say:
May the Episcopal House of Bishops arise today through a mighty strength,
the invocation of the Trinity,
through belief in the Three-ness,
through confession of the One-ness
towards the Creator.
May the Episcopal House of Bishops arise today through the strength of Christ’s Birth with His Baptism,
through the strength of His Crucifixion with His Burial
through the strength of His Resurrection with His Ascension,
through the strength of His descent for the Judgment of Doom.
May the Episcopal House of Bishops arise today through the strength of the love of Cherubim,
in obedience of Angels,
in the service of the Archangels,
in hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
in prayers of Patriarchs,
in predictions of Prophets,
in preachings of Apostles,
in faiths of Confessors,
in innocence of Holy Virgins,
in deeds of righteous men.
May the Episcopal House of Bishops arise today, through the strength of Heaven:
light of Sun,
brilliance of Moon,
splendour of Fire,
speed of Lightning,
swiftness of Wind,
depth of Sea,
stability of Earth,
firmness of Rock.
May the Episcopal House of Bishops arise today, through God’s strength to pilot them:
God’s might to uphold them,
God’s wisdom to guide them,
God’s eye to look before them,
God’s ear to hear them,
God’s word to speak for them,
God’s hand to guard them,
God’s way to lie before them,
God’s shield to protect them,
God’s host to secure them:
against snares of devils, against temptations of vices,
against inclinations of nature,
against everyone who shall wish them ill, afar and anear, alone and in a crowd.
I summon today all these powers between the House of Bishops (and these evils):
against every cruel and merciless power that may oppose their bodies and souls,
against incantations of false prophets,
against black laws of heathenry,
against false laws of heretics,
against craft of idolatry,
against spells of witches, smiths, and wizards,
against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul.
Christ to shield them today
against poisonings, against burnings,
against drownings, against woundings,
So there come to them an abundance of reward.
Christ with them, Christ before them, Christ behind them,
Christ in them, Christ beneath them, Christ above them,
Christ on their right, Christ on their left,
Christ where they lie down, Christ where they sit down, Christ where they arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of them,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of them,
Christ in every eye that sees them,
Christ in every ear that hears them.
May they arise today through a mighty strength,
the invocation of the Trinity,
through belief in the Three-ness,
through confession of the One-ness
towards the Creator.
Salvation is of the Lord.
Salvation is of the Lord.
Salvation is of Christ.
May Thy Salvation, O Lord, be ever with them. Amen.

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2 Responses to House of Bishops

  1. Mike says:

    Very appropriate use of St. Patrick’s Breastplate. Thanks!

  2. Matthew says:

    Excellent prayer! I shall be praying this for a while.

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