December 26, 2014
Just noticed on the BBC news page that Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has pneumonia.
Please pray for him and his family today:
Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve Archbishop Justin, and give your power of healing to those who minister to his needs, that Justin may bestrengthened in his weakness and have confidencein your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
October 30, 2013
May God have mercy on Justin Welby. May God’s Holy Spirit infill Justin, body, soul, and spirit, and bless Justin at every point of need. May God dwell with Justin and make His face to shine upon him. May He open Justin’s eyes, ears, and heart to all that God has prepared for him. May God bless Justin with supernatural discernment, wisdom, and courage. May God’s holy angels encamp around Justin. Amen.
Previous prayers here, here, here, here, here, and here.
February 25, 2013
As Justin, Your priest and Archbishop of Canterbury, steps into the unknown in faith, may our Resurrected Lord and a host of angels make way for him to stand firm and lead the Anglican Communion forward. Amen.
January 31, 2013
Baphomet is a name of unestablished origin. It first appeared in trial transcripts during the Inquisition of the Knights Templar in the early 1300s. (Interestingly, he is horned, as is Cernunnos, the Celtic deity.)
I, quite frankly, don’t know what the secret oaths of the Knights Templar and Freemasonry entail. In my research on Canterbury Cathedral, I found a Freemason newsletter which pointed to the building of Canterbury Cathedral as part of their historical heritage. So . . . JW
Dear Heavenly Father,
We see through a glass darkly. If any portion of Canterbury Cathedral and the town of Canterbury was dedicated to an idol, particularly Baphomet and idols of Freemasonry or Cernunnos and Celtic idols, we sever that spiritual connection with the sword of the Spirit. At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth. We bind these spirits up in the name of Jesus, and we bind up any interaction, interplay, or communication with other demonic forces. We send them to the feet of Jesus. Should Baphomet, or any other idol of Freemasonry or Celtic religion, have a legal claim to Canterbury Cathedral and the town of Canterbury, it is now rendered null and void.
Jesus is holy. Jesus is true. He has the key of David. What he opens, no man can shut. What he shuts, no man can open. Jesus, we cry out for Your people in the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. Bar the access of these unseen forces to Bishop Welby’s enthronement and the exercise of his office in the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. Lock the door, we pray. Amen
January 30, 2013
Pour down upon the Church of England, O God, the gifts of your Holy Spirit, that those who prepare for the enthronement of the next Archbishop of Canterbury will lay that costly cornerstone, tested and firmly placed, the chief cornerstone, Christ Jesus, across every dimension of this event. Amen.
January 20, 2013
The building set apart for the missionaries stood in the Stable Gate, not far from the ruins of an old heathen temple. Here Augustine and his companions seemed to have established the ordinary routine of the Benedictine rule and the apostolic ministry of preaching. The church dedicated to St. Martin in the eastern part of the city which had been set apart for Queen Bertha’s followers many years before was also thrown open to them.
Augustine’s original building lies beneath the floor of the nave of Canterbury Cathedral.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Your Son Jesus Christ is our salvation, which You have prepared in the presence of all people. Jesus is a light to the Anglican Communion and the glory of Your people Israel. He took upon himself the form of a servant and became obedient, even unto death.
We thank You for the birth of Jesus in a stable. We thank You for the birth of the Benedictine mission to Canterbury at Stable Gate.
We thank You for Jesus’s exaltation. We thank You that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. We thank You that at the name of Jesus, all the pagan deities previously worshipped at the the heathen temple near Stable Gate shall bow. We claim Canterbury Cathedral for the exaltation of Christ Jesus.
Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord of the Church of England. Amen.
Luke 2:30-32, Philippians 2:5-11
January 20, 2013
Bertha, Queen of Kent, was the daughter of the King of Paris. When she married the pagan King Æthelberht of Kent, she brought her chaplain with her to England. She restored a Christian church in Canterbury, which dated from Roman times, dedicating it to Saint Martin of Tours. The present St Martin’s at Canterbury occupies the same site. Augustine of Canterbury, who was sent by Pope Gregory I to preach the Gospel in England in 596, owed much of his favorable reception there to the influence of Bertha. King Æthelberht subsequently converted to Christianity.
We thank You for the life and ministry of Bertha, Queen of Kent. We ask You to bless Caroline Welby with a steadfast fidelity and quiet piety. May she be a source of godly wisdom, courage, and comfort for Justin. Anoint her with Your Holy Spirit and surround her with Your holy angels. We pray in the name of Your Son, whose cross St. Augustine carried to Canterbury. Amen.