Pray for the Election of our new Archbishop

ACNA LogoThis week our Bishop Steve Breedlove will travel to Latrobe, PA to gather with the college of bishops of the Anglican Church in North America. They will meet beginning on June 20th and prayerfully elect a new Archbishop. Pray for Bishop Steve and all the other bishops as they embark on this important decision. We should receive news about the vote by Saturday evening.

LITANY FOR THE ELECTION OF AN ARCHBISHOP

Easter & Pentecost 2014

God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth

Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world

Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of the faithful

Have mercy on us.

Holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity one God

Have mercy on us.

By the mystery of your holy Incarnation; by your holy Nativity and submission to the Law; by your Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation.

Good Lord, deliver us.

By your Agony and Bloody Sweat; by your Cross and Passion; by your precious Death and Burial; by your glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the Coming of the Holy Spirit,

Good Lord, deliver us.

We sinners do beseech you to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please you to rule and govern your holy Church

We beseech you to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please you to illumine all bishops, priests, deacons and catechists and religious, with true knowledge and understanding of your Word; and that both by their preaching and living, they may set it forth, and show it accordingly,

We beseech you to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please you to inspire our College of Bishops, successors to the Apostles, as they seek to discern your will and conform their wills to your will,

We beseech you to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please you to put it upon the hearts of your faithful people to offer thanks and praise for the ministry of Robert our Archbishop,

We beseech you to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please you to inspire your faithful people to cast all their fears, cares, and concerns onto you, as we await the announce- ment of our new Archbishop,

We beseech you to hear us, good Lord.

Son of God, we beseech you to hear us,

Son of God, we beseech you to hear us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,

Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,

Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,

Grant us peace.

O Christ, hear us

O Christ, hear us.

Lord, have mercy

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done,on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil. Amen

V. Lord, let your mercy be shown upon us

R. As we put our trust in you

Let us pray

Heavenly Father, to whom all the saints in heaven and earth adore and bend the knee: Pour out your Holy Spirit on our bishops as they gather together to elect our new Archbishop. Grant that they may have all wisdom and discernment; a spirit of revelation and the knowledge of your will, the confidence in your guidance in the decision to be made; this we ask in the Name of and for the glory of the One who is, was, and ever shall be, your Son our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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