"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

A Prayer for London

This photo of St. Paul's during the Blitz serves as a reminder that the people of London have triumphed over great adversity in the past, and with God's help will again undoubtedly acquit themselves with honor.

O MERCIFUL God, and heavenly Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men; Look with pity, we beseech thee, upon the sorrows of thy servants the people of London, for whom our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy; endue their souls with patience; comfort them with a sense of thy goodness; lift up thy countenance upon them, and give them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Posted by Picasa


Anonymous Robert Duffield said...

Bless our hearts, that we may have courage. Cleanse our hearts of fear that stifles our ability to love.

Bless our souls, that we may have faith. Carry us when our spirit falters and preserve our hopes.

Bless our bodies, that we may have strength. Stiffen our bones and sinews with the power we need to do what must be done.

Bless our enemies, that they may abandon hatred. Open their hearts so love may grow to replace hate.

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