The Lambeth Conference Journey shares ‘Prayers of Hope for the World’. Featuring prayers from Anglican bishops - and the wider Lambeth Conference Community - this journey brings prayers from around the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Praise to God for a Living Hope:
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
My prayer of hope for the world and the life of the Anglican Communion is to call people to enter the Kingdom of God here and now as we await prayerfully and patiently for the fulfilment in the future.
The Anglican Communion is called to provide refuge, relief, confidence and hope to all people in the midst of pain, suffering, calamities, fear, anxiety, doubt and despair.
I pray for the Church to continue advancing her higher calling and mandate of prophesying and breathing freshness and life to the dry bones at all times and regenerate hope and confidence in our world today and more so in the context of covid-19 pandemic! Indeed, there is nothing impossible with God. Amen!
Bishop Paul Korir, Kapsabet, Kenya
Almighty God, we thank you for using us to be a blessing to our brothers and sisters from every race and religion in the Middle East, North Africa and the Horn of Africa.
We praise you and bless your name for the many opportunities you give us to be true witnesses to the changing power of the Gospel.
Use us Lord as instruments of your love in education, medical care, and social work for all. Bless your churches they continue to witness to you in unity and love. We pray for the leaders of the nations to do your will on earth as it is in heaven.
Bishop Coadjutor Samy Shehata, Egypt
I invite you to pray with me for the needs of the world thinking particularly of parts of the world where poverty is widespread, we ask for God’s hand of intervention in these situations. Let us pray for these needs.
We thank you God that you always hear our prayer. We come to you to ask that you meet each one of us at our different needs. We ask you to feed the hungry and shelter the poor. Stand by the widows, orphans and the vulnerable. Challenge us to love our neighbours more and strengthen us in our faith. We ask that you bring peace to those who are hurting and serenity to those who are scared, cover them in your glory and protect them. Let harmony flourish among us, Lord.
May your faithfulness shield and guide us throughout our days. In your name, Amen.
Bishop Anthony Poggo, Archbishop of Canterbury's Adviser on Anglican Communion Affairs
Let us pray for our world and for our work and witness as members of the Anglian Communion.
God of all who hunger, you lead your people from oppression in the land of Egypt and through the desert brought them to freedom and plenty in their promised land. In Jesus who ate and drank with outcasts and sinners, who fed his disciples with the bread of heaven and the cup of salvation. You welcome us in to your kingdom.
May we who partake of holy food, be strengthened by your Holy Spirit to be effective signs and servants of your kingdom this day and witnesses of your just love and peace.
For Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. One God. Now and forever.
Archbishop Anne Germond, Algoma; Metropolitan of internal province of Ontario, Canada
Ka Inoi Tatou
Let Us Pray
Haere mai e Te Wairua Tapu
Come Holy Spirit
Kia Tahuri ai matou ki te Atua o nga mea pai katoa,
that we may turn to the God of all things good.
E tautoko ake nei, Homai he wairua hihiko te ahi kaa
who supports whatever lies ahead, give us Fire to lift our Spirit.
Kua meinga ai matou te whakatahuri i te Ao anaianei .Kia rite ki tau pai ai,
Make us transform the world from now to what you created it to be
Awhinatia, manaakitia me to aroha mai nga tamariki mokopuna o te Ao
Support care and love all the children and grandchildren of the world
Titiro atawhai mai kia matou kainga me matou whanau
Look with your kindness on our homes and our families
I runga i te ingoa o Ihu Karaiti Amine.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Mere Wallace, Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu, New Zealand
Gracious God, may we who follow Jesus be strengthened through the power of the Spirit to both practice and share his way of love through our evangelistic witness and our commitment to justice, peace and reconciliation.
May God continue to empower all of us in this Anglican branch of the Jesus movement to take seriously our missional call to turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest.
And may that blessed grace that has led us all this far continue to lead us still, for the love of God and the sake of all God’s children.
This we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Bishop Michael Curry. Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, America
My prayer of hope for the world and the life of the Anglican Communion is to achieve a Nuclear-Free World. We have disobeyed God’s command to govern His creation which He entrusted to us, we have misused natural resources, and through nuclear weapons and accidents we have destroyed nature and people's lives. We pledge to create a world without nuclear power plants and weapons in which we may coexist with all life. We take this journey of striving for a world free of nuclear power, as those who bear witness to the events at Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukushima.
Bishop Renta Nishihara, Chubu, Japan