Prayers for General Synod 2019

Compiled by The AFP Executive

Here is the link to the pdf version of the prayers

Silence     (AFP Beginning to Pray – P2)

Choose a way of entering your quiet time. One way could be to pray the Collect at the beginning of the Eucharist, “… God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration, ( i.e. breathing in) of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you…” (BAS, page 185) You may find it enough to say to God “Here I am.” After this, be silent, aware of your breathing and of the presence of God the Holy Spirit in your desire to pray. Silence can be prayer without words. You need not be afraid that God will force you to do anything against your will when you open yourself in this way. Offer God all your thoughts and feelings. Continue reading “Prayers for General Synod 2019”

Easter Newsletter from Archdeacon A. Paul Feheley

On my desk at the national office is a piece of tile from someone’s floor. That may seem like a strange thing, but for me it is an important symbol of Easter’s faith and hope, and I know I will never forget its meaning.

In October 2012, I had the privilege of visiting Japan for the 100th anniversary of the diocese of Chubu. A significant part of that visit was to travel to a portion of the land that had been overwhelmed with water in the Tsunami of March 2011. There are three things that are still vivid in my mind about that visit.
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