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.
To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
“He committed no sin,
and no deceit was found in his mouth.”[a]
When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” For “you were like sheep going astray,”[b] but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Eternal God, our world is on the run and there is no peaceful locations for farming and raising animals. Natural disasters are causing food insecurity and your children are hungry and sick.
We lack clean water and medicines. Father, give us peace in our nations, fertile lands for farming, good rainy seasons and wisdom to live peacefully and produce enough food for everyone.
As Isaiah says: ‘’He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows.’’ (Isaiah 30:23)
Lord we ask this promise to happen through Jesus Christ your Son. Amen!
Bishop Bertin Subi, Diocese of Katanga, DR Congo
A prayer for young people:
Lord our God: we thank you for the young people of this world, full of ideals, dreams and searching for purpose in life.
We pray that, as a church, we can awake them with curiosity to know you, discovering that Jesus is the strong foundation on which to build their life. May they serve you with the freshness, enthusiasm and passion of their age, so that your Kingdom may be established.
Bless them with the filling of your Holy Spirit to use the gifts you have given them to enlighten those around them and for your glory.
In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Bishop Brian Williams, Argentina, Obispo Brian Williams, Argentina
God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, thank you for the gift of each other that together can shine the light and love from you.
Women and men, created in your image God, reflect the wonder of your beautiful creation.
Encourage and enable us to speak out and break the silence, shame and stigma when our sisters and brothers in Christ are abused and mistreated. Provoke us into action God and leave us transformed into a greater likeness of you in the process.
Director for Gender Justice for the Anglican Communion
Hello, my name Jane Namurye, I am part of The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reconciliation Ministry. I serve as the coordinator for Women on the Frontline here at Lambeth Palace in the UK. Let’s pray together for the peace of the world.
Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of love, joy and peace. We pray for humanity and all those living in conflict and post conflict countries. May they find hope in Christ and safety in these situations. Lord transform and open the way for the global church and the Anglican Communion to reach out in love and witness to those affected and displaced by violence and civil unrest. May we know your peace in a divided and conflicted world. Strengthen the Ministry of peace and Reconciliation in your church and make this world a better place for all. Amen.
Jane Namurye, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reconciliation Ministry, and Lambeth Conference Spouse's Planning Group