Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

PRAY, PRAY, PRAY for the Episcopal Church

The General Convention (the every 3 year legislative gathering) of the Episcopal Church has started. LET US PRAY EVERYDAY!

For General Convention
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who by thy Holy Spirit
didst preside in the Council of the blessed Apostles,
and hast promised, through thy Son Jesus Christ, to be
with thy Church to the end of the world; We beseech thee
to be with the Council of thy Church assembled in Anaheim in thy
Name and Presence. Save them from all error, ignorance,
pride, and prejudice; and of thy great mercy vouchsafe, we
beseech thee, so to direct, sanctify, and govern us in our
work, by the mighty power of the Holy Ghost, that the
comfortable Gospel of Christ may be truly preached, truly
received, and truly followed, in all places, to the breaking
down the kingdom of sin, Satan, and death; till at length the
whole of thy dispersed sheep, being gathered into one fold,
shall become partakers of everlasting life; through the
merits and death of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

For the Church
O GRACIOUS Father, we humbly beseech thee for thy
holy Catholic Church; that thou wouldest be pleased to
fill it with all truth, in all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify
it; where it is in error, direct it; where in any thing it is
amiss, reform it. Where it is right, establish it; where it is
in want, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for
the sake of him who died and rose again, and ever liveth to
make intercession for us, Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord.