Category Archives: Prayer

Anglican Rosary Prayer: Maundy Thursday

The Acts 8 Prayer Committee is happy to present a selection of rosary prayers to be prayed each day of Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday. Each day we will be posting the next day’s prayer recording, or the full text of all prayers can be found here.

You can also subscribe to the Acts 8 Moment podcast channel in iTunes so that you won’t ever miss a recording!

Anglican Rosary Prayer: Wednesday of Holy Week

The Acts 8 Prayer Committee is happy to present a selection of rosary prayers to be prayed each day of Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday. Each day we will be posting the next day’s prayer recording, or the full text of all prayers can be found here.

You can also subscribe to the Acts 8 Moment podcast channel in iTunes so that you won’t ever miss a recording!

Anglican Rosary Prayer: Tuesday of Holy Week

The Acts 8 Prayer Committee is happy to present a selection of rosary prayers to be prayed each day of Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday. Each day we will be posting the next day’s prayer recording, or the full text of all prayers can be found here.

You can also subscribe to the Acts 8 Moment podcast channel in iTunes so that you won’t ever miss a recording!

Anglican Rosary Prayer: Monday of Holy Week

The Acts 8 Prayer Committee is happy to present a selection of rosary prayers to be prayed each day of Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday. Each day we will be posting the next day’s prayer recording, or the full text of all prayers can be found here.

You can also subscribe to the Acts 8 Moment podcast channel in iTunes so that you won’t ever miss a recording!

An Anglican Rosary Discipline for Holy Week: Palm Sunday

The Acts 8 Prayer Committee is happy to present a selection of rosary prayers to be prayed each day of Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday. Each day we will be posting the next day’s prayer recording, or the full text of all prayers can be found here.

You can also subscribe to the Acts 8 Moment podcast channel in iTunes so that you won’t ever miss a recording!

Anglican Rosary for the Mission of the Church

 

Are you still on the lookout for a Lenten discipline this year? Fear not, the Acts 8 Prayer Committee has you covered. We have created a prayer, designed to be used with the Anglican rosary, for the mission of God’s holy church.

 

Not familiar with the Anglican rosary? This is a great overview of the rosary, its history, and other common prayers. If you need one, you can buy them many places, simply by Googling “Anglican rosary” (here is one link, or a lower-cost one can be found here). Or, if you’re particularly crafty, directions to make your own can be found here.

 

We are asking you to pray this rosary along with us during Lent. If you’re a written word kind of person, we are attaching a PDF of the prayer. If you’d like to pray aloud along with a recording for a different sort of experience, an MP3 file of the rosary is available for download here.  (We’ve also embedded a media player below.)

How often should you pray it? That’s entirely up to you. Praying the whole thing one time through will take you under 5 minutes. You may choose to pray it once a week, once a day, or multiple times each day. You may choose to pray it each time with a different intention—for your local church home, for example, or for the church where you grew up, or for your Diocese or the Episcopal Church at large. You may even choose to pray for particular ministries.

 

We’d love to get your feedback, either here on the blog, or on Facebook or Twitter, on what you’re committing to do, what you’re praying for, and how it works for you. We’d also love to know if you found the audio a helpful tool, since we have several other ideas of audio recordings in the queue (maybe even our own podcast channel?) if there is interest!

 

5:08 p.m. Pray for the Church, by Frank Logue

It shouldn’t startle me, but it always does. The loud crowing of a rooster each day ay 5:08 p.m. The alarm on my wife’s phone has the crowing sound set to go off each day at the same time to remind us to pray for the church. Though I am not always with her at eight minutes after five, an 8:30-4:30 workday and a mile commute home means I am often around for rooster’s always startling call. Sometimes we are at home talking about how our days went. Sometimes he catches us running errands. Sometimes the phone was left at the other end of our apartment and he won’t stop until one of us picks up the phone and dimisses the alarm. Each day, the rooster’s insistent crowing tells us once more that it is time for for us to pray for the the church to be roused to prayerful discernment and action.

Why 5:08? For Acts 8. Acts is the fifth book of the New Testament and then eight for the chapter in which the church responded to a culture hostile to the Gospel with greater faithfulness.

Praying changes the one who prays and I am finding the daily time of prayer for the Church to have the impact of keeping me focused on this Acts 8 Moment in a way I would not otherwise. I pray for inspiration. I pray for discernment. I pray for others to join us. I pray for us all to have the courage to go where the Holy Spirit will send us. I pray for the Church in expectancy. Each day when the rooster crows, I am reminded that we are in a moment pregnant with potential, and I hope for a Church up for being the Body of Christ to a lost and hurting world.

How much I must criticize you, my church
and yet how much I love you!
You have made me suffer more than anyone
and yet I owe more to you than to anyone.

I should like to see you destroyed
and yet I need your presence.
You have given me much scandal
and yet you alone have made me understand holiness.

Never in this world have I seen anything
more compromised, more false,
yet never have I touched anything
more pure, more generous and more beautiful.

—Carlo Carretto (1910-1988)