Pray for the diocese: May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, who is mightier than all the hosts of Satan, and more glorious than all the angels of heaven, abide with us in our going out and our coming in; by day and by night; at morning and at evening; at all times and in all places.
May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, protect and deliver us from the wrath of evil persons; from the assaults of evil spirits; from foes invisible; from the snares of the Evil One; and from all low passions that beguile the soul and body.
May the Name of Jesus protect and deliver us.
And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with us this day and always. Amen.
(Blessing adapted from the Anglican Christian community in Ceylon, Pakistan, and India:)
And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; Acts 1:4 (NKJV)
Father, please help us wait on you for your promises and provision.
But Peter followed Him at a distance to the high priest's courtyard. And he went in and sat with the servants to see the end. Matthew 26:58 (NKJV)
Jesus, so many follow you at a distance out of fear. Please give us the courage to follow you closely.
Now the chief priests, the elders, and all the council sought false testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, Matthew 26:59 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, close the mouths of all false witnesses.
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us know the life of the kingdom of God.
As we have heard, So we have seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it forever. Psalm 48:8 (NKJV)
Father, establish us in your city.
Mark well her bulwarks; consider her palaces; that you may tell it to the generation following. Psalm 48:13 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help us to be faithful witnesses to the generations following.
A Word Received: There is nothing that I cannot overcome. Turn to me for my help.