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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 THOSE IN PERIL FROM HURRICANE FLORENCE

Almighty and most merciful God, Creator of heaven and earth and sustainer of all life: I/we come before you with profound and present concern for all of life on the in anticipation of the landfall of Hurricane Florence. We bring before you the residents Atlantic coast and inland in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia who will suffer the direct impact of this storm.

I/we pray for all who are evacuating their homes and closing schools and businesse as they face great disruption in their lives, in both physical well-being and income. Grant safe passage on all evacuation routes. For those choosing to remain, I/we ask angelic protection as they face tidal surges and catastrophic flooding. I/we pray for the most vulnerable ones: those in hospitals and in nursing care facilities, those who are disabled or infirm.

I/we pray for basic human needs to be provided from your own hand: water, food, sanitary needs, medicine and fuel.

I/we pray for all animal companions, for dogs, cats and other family pets. We pray for animals in shelters and for those who protect and transport them to safe places. I/we pray for all farm animals and for wildlife in many forms, and for the precious environment in which they live, for preservation of life.

I/we pray for all first responders, and for people arriving from every oar of this country to serve in disaster service and safety. Nay your protecting hand guide and guard them wherever they may be.

I/we pray for public safety, for protection from looting and pillaging, and from criminals who will seek to exploit the most vulnerable with empty proses and offers.

I/we pray for rapid disaster response from local, state and federal agencies and personnel.

I/we pray for light in the midst of darkness and hope in the midst of loss.

I/we bring before you all those known to us, our families, friends and neighbors. I/we pray for their safety and well-being and commit them to your care and loving-kindness.

Even in disaster, almighty God, we pray for your glory to shine forth and fotrr your grace to prevail, in the power of the Holy Spirit, in the most holy name of Jesus Christ. 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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