About Lent & Beyond

Updated 1 July  2015

We’re now on Twitter! (@AnglicanPrayer)   In addition to sending out links to all of our posts here at Lent & Beyond, we generally use Twitter in the following ways:

  • To publicize important news stories (especially stories from the developing world receiving little coverage in the U.S.) Please offer up a short prayer when you see a news story we forward.
  • To promote prayer requests and resources related to missions & evangelism and unreached peoples
  • To share short devotional quotes, prayers, or worship music
  • To share links to thoughtful articles or useful Christian discipleship resources


A quick note about who we are.  We are Anglicans and Episcopalians who pray and who aim to support others who pray.  We also share resources we’ve found helpful to deepen our walks with Christ – especially during special liturgical seasons (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter…)

Although all of our contributors love the Anglican liturgy and traditional prayers and collects, many of our posts are more free-form prayers – I guess you could say this is an online version of “the Prayers of the People!”  We post materials from a wide variety of sources.  Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox… as well as Anglican, always striving however to ensure that anything we post is Biblically orthodox.

You can read more about Lent & Beyond’s history and contributors below.


Update April 2012:

Lent & Beyond was founded in 2004 with the purpose of:

“encouraging and providing resources to those who are committed to praying for the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada & the Anglican Communion.”

It was birthed as a means of promoting a special Lenten prayer effort in 2004 (which is how the name evolved), mobilizing concerned Episcopalians and Canadians to pray for repentance and renewal in the North American church in light of the crisis precipitated throughout the Anglican Communion following the actions of both the Episcopal Church in the US and the Anglican Church of Canada in 2003.

As many testified that this blog was a helpful prayer resource, we have continued it over the years, expanding the purpose.  We now also aim, more broadly to provide:

  • lectionary-based resources,
  • spiritual encouragement,
  • devotionals, prayers and  resources for the major liturgical seasons of Advent,  Lent and Easter,
  • as well as continuing to provide resources, encouragement and support for intercessors – especially in conjunction with significant Anglican events such as Primates’ meetings or The Episcopal Church’s Triennial General Convention.

A good way to learn more about the blog, past and present is to review our posts from April 2012 in celebration of the milestone of reaching 5000 published entries (here and here).

This is not the effort of any specific organization, diocese or parish.  We would welcome being in contact with parish and diocesan prayer groups, receiving news of any prayer resources you are using, being informed of prayer vigils, and sharing together what we are hearing from the Lord as together we read and pray through the Daily Office Lectionary.

Those of us who post here are all committed evangelical Episcopalians / Anglicans.  Most contributors are members of the Episcopal Church, others  are members in one of the new North American Anglican jurisdictions. We all share a common desire to see the Lord Jesus Christ exalted throughout the Anglican Communion, and for “repentance and forgiveness of sins [to] be preached in his name to all nations.” (Luke 24:47)

Please join us in prayer!

Lent & Beyond founders


Our Contact Information:


Truth be told we check our email box very infrequently.  You’re likely to get a faster reply if you leave a comment (using a valid email address) on one of our posts, requesting information or contact. (Only the blog administrators can see the email address, it will not be visible to other blog readers.)


Our Current Contributors:

Jill Woodliff:  (Based in Mississippi.  Posts scripturally-derived original prayers on diverse topics.  Her prayers flow out of her devotional times with the Lord.)

Torre Bissell:  (Based in the diocese of Albany, posts daily prayers derived from the Lectionary readings.  Also leads street prayer ministry and other prayer outreaches in the diocese.)

Karen:   L&B’s founder & administrator blogs sporadically, and primarily focuses on devotional blogging during Advent, Lent & Easter.

Past contributors included:

The Rev. Tim Fountain

Rick Harris

Fr. Rob Eaton

12 Responses to About Lent & Beyond

  1. Thank you for the wonderful work you do at this website.

    Many times I would like to copy a portion of your prayers to carry with me for the day (or longer). I find the usual “block and copy” procedure doesn’t work. Is there another way I can copy a portion of your postings for my personal use?

    My our dear Lord continue to bless your ministry.

  2. Dixie, I’ve had that problem some as well. If you click the title of the particular post, the screen displays that post only. Usually, I can copy from that screen.

  3. m hinds says:

    I was upset to see Markus Mcdowell used as a prayer reference in the Anglican Prayer site. Does the Anglican Church want to be associated with a convicted child molester?

    The book was merely cited as a reference for the information about the prayer that was posted. Nothing was mentioned of its author, nor was any endorsement made. I imagine it is quite possible my colleague who posted prayer and the reference knows nothing about Mcdowell’s personal life.
    –Karen B., Lent & Beyond administrator

  4. Eloise Wayner says:

    Does this site no longer exist? Our prayer ministry has been reading your comments to keep us informed concerning Fr. Nigel’s progress. He was recently with us for a conference and everyone is so concerned and praying. I was told at CTK to visit the Diocese web site for information, but I cannot locate any news about him there.



  5. Eloise Wayner says:

    I just sent a comment but did not notice the request to contact me by email.

  6. Sarah28 says:

    Dear Jill
    I would like to ask your prayers for my daughter Martha. Martha has breast cancer and is having a difficult time with her first series of chemo. She has had the first 3 of 4 of this series. It really wipes out her White Cell count and it has put her in the hospital to get her White Cell count built back
    She is a single mother who went to China to adopt her two beautiful little girls 7 and 9 years who are very worried about Mama.

  7. furkh taj says:

    Respected Brothers & Sisters,

    Good Morning How are you.I hope that you and your all Family members will be fine there.A Good News for you that During Web Browsing i have find out your Web Site.Jesus Christ give me your Web Site.Realy You have a Good Web Site. I am a Christian Boy and I belong to Pakistan. Its my Heart Wish that You will Pray for me, For Wedding, For My Family and for My Business.

    I will need your Prayers. Please pray for me Day & Night. Please pray to Jesus Christ that He forgive me my All Sins and give me the Right Way.I want to Run as per Jesus Christ Will. Praise the Lord. Please Help me Through Your Prayer. I will be Thankful to you. Now I will wait for your Reply.

    God Bless You.

    With Best Regards.
    Furkh Taj

  8. waseem yousaf says:

    Dear Brother,


    I am Waseem Yousaf from Pakistan. I have studied your web site, and
    have found it to be one of many wonderful sites offered on the
    internet which gets to the Truth of the Word of God. As is the case
    with others whom I have contacted, you have created material which is
    full of knowledge concerning development of religious faith. Living in
    Pakistan, weChristians face many obstacles in getting access to God’s Word. Most
    people in Pakistan speak Urdu, and are not capable of understanding the
    English language. Because of limited access in our native tongue, my
    people have a true hunger for fresh Christian Perspectives.

    Proficient in both English and my native languages, I would like to
    offer my services as a translator to you. Presenting your material in
    both Urdu and Punjabi would be a true blessing to the Pakistani and
    Indian people. For a nominal fee, I will enable you to bring the message
    of Salvation to a most deserving people.

    Blessing you in advance for your consideration,

    In Him,

    Waseem Yousaf

    Email: wygodblessyou2@gmail.com

  9. Charlotte Rundell says:

    Dallas intercessors would like to connect with you.

  10. Dr. Jeannie Sue Creely says:

    Would like to connect with you….

    • Ms Sarah Puckett says:

      I’m a very old person that follows your sight on Stand Firm but does not answer because of vert poor etesufgt. A listener

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