Sunday, September 06, 2009

Prayer vigil for the diocese

The Bishop has called for a special prayers to be offered and for Wednesday to be kept as a day of fasting and intercession for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. The prayers below were offered this morning and will be offered daily through Wednesday. I invite you to join us.

Almighty God, who sittest on the throne judging right: We humbly beseech thee to bless the courts of justice and the magistrates of this land, especially the 141st District Court in Fort Worth, the Honorable John Chupp, presiding; and give unto them the spirit of wisdom and understanding, that they may discern the truth, and impartially administer the law in the fear of thee alone: And we most humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, to send down upon our attorney Shelby Sharpe the spirit of wisdom, charity, and justice; that with steadfast purpose he may faithfully serve thee in the representation of the of the people of this diocese; through him who shall come to judge the quick and the dead and the world by fire, even Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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