Prayers

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March 12, 2009

Three times weekly, John Emerson "works up a good Christian sweat" pumping iron during a half-hour power walk with other men from Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

But first, they pray.

"It's inspirational," said Emerson, 80, a semi-retired trust and estate attorney...

January 7, 2009

The Church of England has published two new prayers to comfort people made redundant, and those remaining in the workplace following a round of redundancies at the beginning of a year in which the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has predicted that at least 600,000 people could...

August 30, 2008

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has designated August 31 as Katrina Remembrance Sunday. The following prayers and concluding collect are suggested for use by congregations throughout the Episcopal Church.

Suggested Prayers of the People

In peace we pray to you, O God of...

August 14, 2008

In peace we pray to you, O God of steadfast love.

Lord God, with grateful hearts we thank you for the many blessings of our lives, for the joy of families reunited, and the hope of homes and communities restored. We give thanks, too, for the goodness and love which you have made known to...

February 27, 2008

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, gave the invocation at the February 26 debate between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. "We pray especially this night for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama," Lind said in the...

November 8, 2007

The 2006 General Convention set the last Sunday after Pentecost as "ONE Sunday" for the Episcopal Church. If you don't have the liturgical calendar superimposed on your day planner (even I don't!) – that date is November 25.

We’ve included links to resources you may find helpful in...

May 1, 2007

Presider Brothers and sisters, Jesus was crucified in faithfulness to the cause of love and justice that all might be reconciled in peace. Let us pray that through the Cross of Christ his example may be realized in our world and our lives.

Silence

Leader As Jesus was lifted high...

November 23, 2005

The following short form of Evening Prayer, may be used by families and other groups throughout Advent. If desired, the devotion may be accompanied by the lighting of an Advent Wreath, a circular arrangement of four candles. One candle is lit during the first week of Advent, two candles in the...

November 23, 2005

Brothers and sisters in Christ: As we await the great festival of Christmas, let us prepare hearts so that we may be shown its true meaning. Let us pray for the world that God so loves; for peace and unity all over the earth; for the poor, the hungry, the cold, the helpless, and the oppressed;...

August 30, 2005

Brothers and sisters in Christ: Before he was crucified, our Savior Jesus Christ promised to draw to himself all things whether in heaven or on earth. Let us pray, therefore, that the peace accomplished through the Cross of Christ may be realized in our own world and our own relationships. Let...

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