Prayers for Synod

PRAYERS

Please use these prayers over the coming weeks as we prepare for the 64th Synod.

From the Book of Common Prayer

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 present with the Synod of the Diocese of Edmonton, soon to be assembled in thy Name.  Save its members from all error, ignorance, pride, and prejudice; and of thy great mercy vouchsafe so to direct, govern, and sanctify them in their deliberations by thy Holy Spirit, that through thy blessing the Gospel of Christ may be faithfully preached and obeyed, the order and discipline of thy Church maintained, and the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour enlarged and extended.  Grant this, we beseech thee, through the merits and mediation of the same Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

From the Book of Alternative Services

Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in the upcoming Synod of the Diocese of Edmonton for the renewal and mission of your Church.  Teach us in all things to seek first your honour and glory.  Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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