Pray for the Church – June 20

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Pray for the Election of a New Presiding Bishop.
Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a Presiding Bishop, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries. We pray especially for the nominees, Thomas, Michael, Ian, and Dabney, that they may feel your loving care through this election, and that your will for each of them may be fulfilled; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

You can find the candidates here: http://www.generalconvention.org/pbelect. The election will take place on Saturday, June 27 at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark. All bishops with seat, voice, and vote will vote in the election. Once the election has taken place, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jeffert Schori will refer the name to the House of Deputies for confirmation.

About this prayer cycle
The Acts 8 Moment calls on Episcopalians to pray for the church, each day between now and the start of General Convention on June 25. To help you in your prayers, we have suggested a specific prayer intention for each day, along with prayers that might be helpful to you as you pray. We hope you will pray at various times of the day, but especially at 5:08 p.m.! (The number 5 is for the 5th book of the New Testament, the Book of Acts, and 8 is for the 8th chapter.)

The Acts8 Moment is a Missionary Society made of lay and clergy members of the Episcopal Church who seek to change the conversation in The Episcopal Church from death to resurrection; equipping The Episcopal Church to proclaim resurrection to the world. Read about the Acts8 Moment here.

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