Prayers

Prayers

A call to a season of prayer

Forward Movement is calling Episcopalians and all others to join with them in A Season of Prayer: For an Election, a 30-day season to pray daily with particular intention for this time in our national life. The season of prayer begins Sunday, October 9, and continues through the day after the election. The Rev. Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, explains: At a time when nearly everyone agrees that we are being consumed by fear and division, here is a chance to…

Noonday Prayer readers needed at Baylor All Saints Hospital

Baylor All Saints Hospital needs Noonday Prayer readers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week. Please call Deacon Janet Nocher at 817-292-1786 if you are willing to serve on one of these days. From the earliest days of the Church, people set aside times for prayers at 9 am, noonday, and at 3 pm. As monasticism developed, these became the hours of the “little offices” of Terce, Sext, and None. The 1979 Book of Common Prayer restores an abbreviated Noonday office. You…
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Prayer Cycle – 2016

The churches and people of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth pray continuously for each other, for our brothers and sisters throughout the Anglican Communion, for those who have separated from us, and for the our sister diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of NorthWest Texas. Download the diocesan prayer cycles and Anglican communion prayer cycles.

Fort Worth AME churches invite community to march and pray in solidarity

In memory of the nine people killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, two African Methodist Episcopal churches in the Fort Worth area have organized a solidarity march and memorial prayer service the evening of Thursday, June 25, 2015. Our bishops, the Rayford High and Scott Mayer, encourage you to act and in the wake of this tragedy and to respond to our neighbors’ invitation to stand together in support. Details…

Prayer for Prisons and Correctional Institutions

Lord Jesus, for our sake you were condemned as a criminal: Visit our jails and prisons with your pity and judgment. Remember all prisoners, and bring the guilty to repentance and amendment of life according to your will, and give them hope for their future. When any are held unjustly, bring them release; forgive us, and teach us to improve our justice. Remember those who work in these institutions; keep them humane and compassionate; and save them from becoming brutal or callous. And since what we do for…

Prayer for the Victims of Addiction

O blessed Lord, you ministered to all who came to you: Look with compassion upon all who through addiction have lost their health and freedom. Restore to them the assurance of your unfailing mercy; remove from them the fears that beset them; strengthen them in the work of their recovery; and to those who care for them, give patient understanding and persevering love. Amen.