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.
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
Fr. Rob Eaton