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The AFP emblem depicts the world, held in praying hands and raised to the Holy Spirit, which is represented by a Dove descending  toward the world.

God calls us to pray and to encourage and lead others into a life of prayer.



The Bible in the Life of the Church
AFP Pentacost 2017

 

Partners  in P R A Y E R

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 Special Message To Members and Friends of the Anglican Fellowship
of Prayer

O God of all creation, your dominion extends over heaven and earth: We bring before you all who are in danger from the effects of Hurricane Irma; bless and keep all who are in shelter and for those who serve them. Protect all who, as first responders, are in the storm's peril. Comfort family members and friends whose loved ones are in the path of the hurricane. Give wisdom to those who already are planning recovery and rebuilding. We ask these prayers in the name of him who commanded the storm be calm, even Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

Let us continue to pray for the clergy and people of churches in the dioceses of Texas and West Texas:

Almighty and everliving God, by whose Spirit your holy Church is governed and sanctified: give strength and courage to the bishops, clergy and people of the Episcopal churches in the Diocese of Texas and the Diocese of West Texas. Let your compassion and grace be with those parishes that have suffered damage to property and interruption of ministry. Sustain all bishops priests, deacons and lay ministers who strive to meet the needs of their parishioners and communities as they themselves struggle with chaos and challenge in their lives and in the welfare of their families. Release the Holy Spirit to inspire generosity and the larger Church, especially through the ministry of Episcopal Relief and Development and other forms of charity to strengthen and sustain the ministries of churches in these dioceses; through Jesus Christ, Guardian and Shepherd of our souls. Amen.

Yours in Christ,

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. 



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.

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