Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A solid moving prayer for unity

On the front page of the forthcoming issue of MANDATE, the bi monthly magazine of The Prayer Book Society of the U.S.A. the prayer below is printed, to set the theme of prayer as the primary means under God our Father of uniting now separated Anglicans, who are in part beginning to come together in organizations like Common Cause..

Praying for Unity in Truth amongst North American Anglicans

O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Savior, the Prince of Peace; Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions. Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from godly union and concord; that, as there is but one Body, and one Spirit, and one hope of our calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all; so we may henceforth be all of one heart, and of one soul, united in one holy bond of truth and peace, of faith and charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For back issues of The Mandate magazine go to www.pbsusa.org where they can be read in pdf and color. To receive The Mandate 6 times a year send your name and address to The Prayer Book Society, attention Debbie Remenyi, 100 East Avon Road, Parkside, PA 19015, enclosing if possible a donation. The website for the PBS publications is www.anglicanmarketplace.com -- do visit there. Thanks.

The Revd Dr Peter Toon
President of the Prayer Book Society 2007

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