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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 for the dead and the living at the Tree of Life Synagogue, and for our Nation

O God of boundless compassion and mercy, you have guarded, guided and upheld your faithful people. We pray for those who died Oct. 27 at the hands of an armed intruder as they gathered in Shabbat services at Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh. We pray for those who were wounded, both worshipers and law enforcement personnel. We mourn with family members and friends of the dead and wounded, and for the entire worshiping community of that synagogue, the synagogues nearby, other places of worship, and the whole community as they come together to face their grief but maintain their trust in God. We pray also for this nation, harmed once again by acts of hatred and vicious violence.

As you have led your pilgrim people, mighty God of the Covenant, we plead for your protecting hand against those who bear anger and hatred against all houses of worship. As you brought your people across the Red Sea and made waters stand like walls, we pray for a hedge of protection around all who bear witness to your command to worship, and to love our neighbors. May we be delivered from unprovoked crimes of hate, especially now against rising anti-Semitism in our time in this nation.

We pray for your perfect judgement to be given to the man who acted with evil intent and profound brokenness. We pray for your Spirit to bring him to repentance even as he faces the consequences of his criminal acts.

Have mercy on us all, Oh God, have mercy, and in our time grant us your peace, through Jesus Christ, Messiah and Lord. Amen.

Supplication from the Book of Common Prayer, for use especially in times of war, or of national anxiety, or of disaster:

O Lord, arise, help us; and deliver us for thy Name's sake.

O God, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble works that thou didst in their days, and in the old time before them.

O Lord, arise, help us; and deliver us for thy Name's sake.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

O Lord, arise, help us; and deliver us for thy Name's sake.

V. From our enemies defend us, O Christ;
R. Graciously behold our afflictions.
V. With pity behold the sorrows of our hearts;
R. Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people.
V. Favorably with mercy hear our prayers;
R. O Son of David, have mercy upon us.
V. Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ;
R. Graciously hear us, O Christ; graciously hear us, O Lord Christ.

Let us pray.

We humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; and, for the glory of your Name, turn from us all those evils that we most justly have deserved; and grant that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honor and glory; through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.

If you would like to ask for prayers for people you know, please click on the link in the sidebar called Prayer Requests and follow the directions.

If you would like a quick way to pray daily using prayers from the Book of Common Prayer(Seabury Press, The Episcopal Church, 1979 edition), try the sidebars for Daily Devotions or the whole Book of Common Prayer.  Daily readings from The Bible can be accessed through the Lectionary link.

If you have prayer requests for situations and problems throughout the country and the world, please let us know through the Contact Us link. 



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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.

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