Our Mission: The Anglican Fellowship of Prayer is a lay ministry,
aided by members of the ordained clergy, which serves the church
and the world by encouraging, facilitating, and promoting the use, understanding and discipline of prayer.
A Prayer of Remembrance for
George Herbert Walker Bush
41st President of the United States
Please join in prayer as we mourn the loss of George H. W. Bush. Bring to God also his children and grandchildren, who only a few months ago lost their mother and grandmother, Barbara Bush, George’s wife of 73 years.
O God of grace and glory, we remember before you this day our brother George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States. We thank you for giving him to this nation to be servant and leader of all citizens on this earthly pilgrimage. We thank you also for his ardent Christian faith and his faithful membership in the Episcopal Church. In your boundless compassion, console the members of his family and the people of this nation who mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth. Help us in our efforts to promote selflessly the liberties and values President Bush demonstrated, until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
May the soul of President Bush, and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
The Rev. Dr. John R. Throop
President, Executive Council
Anglican Fellowship of Prayer
Dear Visitor: this prayer website is for the use of all who seek God and all
who pray, in the belief and hope that “prayer is a way of spreading God’s presence.“*
Pray Without Ceasing
1 Thessalonians 5:17
One of the founders of the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer, Helen Shoemaker, said “Prayer is the mightiest force in God’s universe. When we pray, we align ourselves with Jesus’ eternal prayer for us. When we pray, we throw our love with His like a lariat around the world. Our prayers go where we cannot and speak whole
spiritual continents into being. “
Karl Barth said “To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.'
Thomas Keating said: “God will bring people and events into our lives, and whatever we may think about them, they are designed for the evolution of His life in us.”
*Source of the quotation “Prayer is a way of spreading God’s presence: Gallagher, Tess. “The Woman Who Prayed.” Eds. Paula Carlson and Peter S. Hawkins. Listening for God, Volume 3. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2000. 133.
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The Praying Church
The Anglican Fellowship of Prayer has published a third
edition of Bishop Don Hultstrand’s well-known book on the
impact of prayer in the life of a parish. Please click on the title
above for more information, including how to order.