Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Prayer and Fasting for GAFCON

From the Common Cause Partnership Prayer for Common Cause website [boldface mine]:

The lead bishops of the Common Cause Partnership have called for 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting for the Global Anglican Future Conference to begin on Wednesday, May 21. The effort will run through the end of the Conference, which is taking place in Jerusalem, June 22-29. More than 1,000 Anglican leaders, including 280 bishops, will take part in this historic gathering.

“We are partnering with Jesus the Intercessor, preparing the way for our leaders to enter Jerusalem. Many are physically making the journey/pilgrimage, many, many others will make the journey on their knees, crying out to the Lord for His perfect will to be done in each pilgrim here and there,” said Rose-Marie Edwards, chief intercessor for the Anglican Communion Network.

The bishops have specified that the Daily Office, the Great Litany, and the Psalms of Ascent (120-134) be used during this season. The Psalms of Ascent were chosen because of the impact they had on the Global South meeting in Nairobi out of which GAFCON was birthed. Contributors to the Common Cause Partnership prayer blog will be posting these resources along with reflections, scriptures, collects and other aids to prayer as the 40 days unfold. Participants are invited to report specific needs, praises, and other feedback on the prayer blog. . .

There will be 40 days of prayer, beginning here.

H/t to TitusOneNine.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ms. Colletta,

I hope GAFCON goes well and, for that matter, I also wish the best for Lambeth. I "was done wore out" with PECUSA years ago, but recently joined a Texas parish affiliated with The Global South. The interview with Archbishop Orombi resonates...and I am Anglo-Catholic, btw. Thanks for your good work in spreading the orthodox, common, historic tradition. All best, MBG