Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Invoking the Holy Spirit for the Anglican Communion

The Primates (presiding Bishops) of the 38 Provinces of the Anglican Communion will meet in Alexandria, Egypt from February 1 thru 5.

The Communion is troubled these days. The questions and conflicts are exhausting and can be discouraging. At Lent & Beyond and other sites, prayers are being offered.

My own impression during prayer has been to call upon the Holy Spirit. If the problems are not to be immediately "fixed," there can be comfort and strength if the Spirit will reveal a bit of the divine purpose in all this. And we must keep praying that the Spirit will illuminate the Primates' minds with the Lord's will.

The Episcopal Church's Hymnal 1982 has a good collection of hymns to the Spirit. Go to the site and scroll down to #s 500-516. See also the Pentecost hymns 223 - 230.

1 comment:

Alice C. Linsley said...

Father Tim, I wish you blessings on the 21st anniversary of your ordination to the Priesthood on Jan. 23. Axios!