Pray for the Mission of the Church.
O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Lookâ€¨favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred â€¨mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carryâ€¨out in tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world â€¨see and know that things which were cast down are beingâ€¨raised up, and things which had grown old are being madeâ€¨new, and that all things are being brought to their perfectionâ€¨by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesusâ€¨Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unityâ€¨of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Almighty God, you sent your Son Jesus Christ to reconcile the world to yourself: We praise and bless you for those whom you have sent in the power of the Spirit to preach the Gospel to all nations. We thank you that in all parts of the earth a community of love has been gathered together by their prayers and labors, and that in every place your servants call upon your Name; for the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours for ever. Amen.
Gracious Father, we pray for your holy catholic Church. Fill it with all truth, in all truth with 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, strengthen it; where it is in want, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake of Jesus Christ your Son our Savior. Amen.
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.