Friday, June 24, 2022

Friday the 13th and a Birthday?


A Season of Prayer - Day 13 - The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist


Our thirty days of prayers for The Episcopal Church's General Convention continue. #seasonofprayer - more info at https://iam.ec/ensopr

And on June 24th, the Church remembers the Nativity of John the Baptist.

The Collect:

Almighty God, by whose providence your servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Savior by preaching repentance: Make us so to follow his teaching and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and, following his example, constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth’s sake; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

A Prayer for the 12th Day

A Season of Prayer - Day 12

Our thirty days of prayers for The Episcopal Church's General Convention continue. #seasonofprayer - more info at https://iam.ec/ensopr

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Saint Alban's Day

Today, the Church remembers Saint Alban.

Join us today, Wednesday, June 22, at St. Thomas' on the Bayou for Noonday Prayer today at 12:10 p.m. or with area Episcopalians tonight for Evening Prayer to learn more about Britain's first martyr.

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Alban, Martyr, c. 304

The Collect:

Almighty God, by whose grace and power your holy martyr Alban triumphed over suffering and was faithful even unto death: Grant us, who now remember him in thanksgiving, to be so faithful in our witness to you in this world that we may receive with him the crown of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

There were probably Christians in the British Isles already in the first century. However, Alban is the first recorded Christian martyr. The traditional date of his death is 304, during the persecution under the Emperor Diocletian; but many scholars now date it as around 209, during the persecution under the Emperor Septimius Severus. Alban was a pagan, and a soldier in the Roman Army. He gave shelter to a Christian priest who was fleeing from arrest, and in the next few days the two talked at length, and Alban became a Christian. When officers came in search of the priest, Alban met them, dressed in the priest's cloak, and they mistook him for the priest and arrested him. He refused to renounce his new faith, and was beheaded. He thus became the first Christian martyr in Britain. The second was the executioner who was to kill him, but who heard his testimony and was so impressed that he became a Christian on the spot, and refused to kill Alban. The third was the priest, who when he learned that Alban had been arrested in his place, hurried to the court in the hope of saving Alban by turning himself in. The place of their deaths is near the site of St. Alban's Cathedral today. *

* The Lectionary, James Kiefer, http://www.satucket.com/lectionary/Alban.htm

A Season of Prayer - Day 11

A Season of Prayer - Day 11

Our thirty days of prayer will offer the foundation for The Episcopal Church's gathering of the General Convention, a time of worship, prayer, legislative action, and community building. #seasonofprayer - more info at https://iam.ec/ensopr

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Day 10

A Season of Prayer - Day 10

Our thirty days of prayers for The Episcopal Church's General Convention continue. #seasonofprayer - more info at https://iam.ec/ensopr

Monday, June 20, 2022

A Season of Prayer - Day 9

A Season of Prayer - Day 9

Our thirty days of prayers for The Episcopal Church's General Convention continue. #seasonofprayer - more info at https://iam.ec/ensopr

Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Second Sunday after Pentecost & Father's Day - Our Prayers Continue

The Second Sunday after Pentecost & Father's Day

A Season of Prayer For Revival - Day 8 - Our Second Week Begins


Happy Father's Day!

All Episcopalians are invited to join together for a season of prayer for the Church. In this dedicated season, we pray for The Episcopal Church, who by God's grace is becoming a new and re-formed church, to be the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, a church that looks, acts, and loves like Jesus and who follows his way of love.

Starting today, June 19, The Episcopal Church and Forward Movement extend an invitation to join us in our second week of this season of prayer. Your prayers will offer the foundation for The Episcopal Church's gathering of the General Convention, a time of worship, prayer, legislative action, and community building. You can find these prayers here, along with additional resources, at https://iam.ec/ensopr.

Drawn from the Book of Common Prayer, these prayers will be posted daily on Facebook, Instagram,and Twitter, #seasonofprayer.