Anglican Intercession – Upcoming Anglican Events for the Prayer Calendar

April 16, 2012

We’ve gotten away somewhat in recent years from a focus on intercessory prayers for upcoming Anglican / Episcopal events, but there is a lot going on in coming months, so, perhaps it is a season to refocus on such intercession.

Below are some topics / events that come to mind.  For now I’m just going to post bullet points and dates, and then perhaps we’ll be posting prayers here as God leads and brings these events to mind.

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April 2012 events:

The first event is in just a few days:  APRIL 21:  The election of a bishop in the Diocese of W. Louisiana (one of the few remaining quite strong orthodox dioceses within TEC). (details).  Please be praying for God to raise up a Godly and strong bishop to lead this diocese.

GAFCON/FCA Leadership Conference, London.  April 23 – 27 (details)

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June  & July 2012 events

ACNA Assembly and Youth Gathering, June 7 – 9  (details)

PEARUSA Open Forum with Abp Rwaje.  June 11-13 (details)

Episcopal Church General Convention. July 5 – 12, Indianapolis.  (details)

Note:  we hope to help facilitate some special intercessory prayer for the Episcopal Church General Convention, if you’re interested in learning more or being part of this, please leave a comment, making sure a valid email address is entered in the comment box. (Your address will only be visible to the L&B admin, not to other commenters).

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Later in the Year:

Of course, later in the year is the selection of a new Archbishop of Canterbury.  (procedures for his appointment) (related Thinking Anglicans threadthe related T19 thread)

Also, The Anglican Consultative Council will be meeting in Auckland, NZ from 27 October – 7 November

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If you know of an event / issue that affects many Anglicans and Episcopalians and for which we should be praying, please leave a comment with details.  Thanks!

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An Easter proclamation of blessing

April 16, 2012

Alleluia, the author of life is risen amongst us,

God has raised up Jesus Christ from the dead,

Through him all the families of the earth are blessed.

– from a collection of short Easter prayers posted by Christine Sine at Godspace

May we remember that Christ IS the author of life today and allow Him to breathe life into the wilting or dead places of our hearts and lives.


“Tell us, Mary, what did you see?”

April 16, 2012

An updated version of an Easter post from our 2007 archives – (with three added musical selections, and additional artwork). 

It’s my prayer this morning that I and we all will be joyful and bold witnesses of the Risen Christ, declaring the new life we have found in Him, even as Mary did.

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Tell us, Mary, what did you see
that early morning
on your way?

“I saw his tomb,
I saw the glory of Christ,
now risen,
angels who gave witness.
I saw the cloths
that covered his head and body.
I heard him speak my name
and turning, saw he was alive
At daybreak
I came weeping to the garden
for the one I lost.
But now, the Sun risen,
it was paradise,
and I, a new Eve,
had news of life for all the living.”

source: Victor Hoagland, from the Passionist website’s Easter meditations page

Art Credit: Fra Angelico, “Resurrection of Christ and Women at the Tomb” Fresco, 1440-1441, Convento di San Marco, Florence via Web Gallery of Art

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LISTEN: 

See What A Morning (Resurrection Hymn), by Stuart Townend – one of my favorite contemporary Easter hymns. (iTunes link)

Alive (the link is to an excellent devotional video of the song, with lyrics, at GodTube). This song, written by Nichole Nordeman and sung by Natalie Grant, is from the amazing album Music Inspired by the Story.

and finally, the CCM classic Mary, by DeGarmo & Key, from their 1979 album Staight On (iTunes link).

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The women running from the tomb

Art credit


John 14:1-7

April 16, 2012

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me.” (John 14:1)
      Jesus, please help me to lay the troubles of my heart before you.

“In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2)
      Father, thank you that there is a place prepared for me with you.

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:3)
      Jesus, I long to be with you for all eternity.

“And where I go you know, and the way you know.” (John 14:4)
      Holy Spirit, I trust you to show me the way day by day.

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going, and how can we know the way?” (John 14:5)
      Thank you, Jesus, that we can with Thomas come to you with all our confusion and doubts.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
      Jesus, you are the way, the truth, and the life. Thank you for bringing me into your Father’s presence and helping me to know his love for me.

“If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; and from now on you know him and have seen him.” (John 14:7)
      Father, thank you for loving me and knowing me.

      Holy Spirit, guide me in Jesus’ way today. Thank you.

Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; Exod. 14:21-31: 1 Pet. 1:1-12: John 14:(1-7)8-17
Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Exod. 15:1-21: 1 Pet. 1:13-25: John 14:18-31

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Psalm 98 or 98:1-5; Acts 4:5-12 or Micah 4:1-5; 1 John 1:1-2:2 or Acts 4:5-12; Luke 24:36b-48 ).

***** Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
      Extract from my new book, “After the Trauma, the Battle Begins, Post Trauma Healing” in regard to Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder (PTED) a by-product of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      Dr Linden argues that; “Embittered people are typically good people who have worked hard at something important, such as a job, relationship or activity. When something unexpectedly awful happens — they don’t get the promotion, their spouse files for divorce or they fail to make the Olympic team — a profound sense of injustice overtakes them. Instead of dealing with the loss with the help of family and friends, they cannot let go of the feeling of being victimized. Almost immediately after the traumatic event, they become angry, pessimistic, aggressive, hopeless haters. Embitterment is a violation of basic beliefs it causes a very severe emotional reaction. . . We are always coping with negative life events. It’s the reaction that varies. These people usually don’t come to treatment because ‘the world has to change, not me, they are almost treatment resistant. . . As revenge is not a treatment!”

***** Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012
From: Bishop Dan Herzog
Subject: A new dream in Belfast’s historic Titanic Quarter | Christian News on Christian Today
      http://www.christiantoday.com/article/a.new.dream.in.belfasts.historic.titanic.quarter/29676.htm

***** Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012
From: Carol MacNaughton
Subject: Saturday 4/14 Albany Street Prayer Table – Carol MacNaughton and Mary Pasko. +–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
+ Vicky – prayers for her daughter Selena – in the local prison, goes to court on Monday
+ Bishan – strength of the work he is called to do by the Lord (after the prayers he shows us his arms – said he could feels the Lord’s touch as we prayed)
+ Katie – blessings for her; blessings for many (asked weren’t we scared to be on Albany street – we told her No – that we routinely come).
+ anonymous man
Evonne (was the table last week) – pray for full time work and for marriage with her current boyfriend
Ebony – prayers fo rher, her family and friends, prayers about relationships
+ Leandra – God inside. great prayer
+ Terrence – Blessings

Albany Intercessor


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