Some ideas to get you started from Hilary Steynor – Prayer Co-ordinator
If God has put into your heart a burden to pray for the Lambeth Conference, whether on your own or by encouraging others in your group or parish to get together, this article is for you! I trust that you will find it helpful as you prepare for this task.
The process of intercession – of upholding the Bishops before the Lord as they meet – is not just one of petitioning prayer but a process of Praise, confession, offering ourselves, waiting on the Lord, listening, and praying scripture and Words received. We will commit to this process formally in the Prayer Rooms.
But most of you reading this are probably drawn to intercede alongside continuing to run the business of daily life.
Your commitment to a prolonged formal time described above daily/tri-weekly/bi-weekly will mean that the Lord is able to draw you back to the process for short whiles in between as he calls, day or night.
Be alert to him! - And remember that we are called to uphold the Bishops through the process, not to be praying through Anglican Communion issues.
But although the prayer is not issue-based, God is not calling us to pray in a vacuum. Paul, writing to the Corinthians of the travels and trials of his team, says 'We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters.' 2 Corinthians 1:8.
Please use the resources listed on this website: the bookmarks on the Conference website with the Lambeth Prayer (print some off to put in your church), the programme of what the Bishops will be doing (including their day in London!).
Use the information on the Lambeth website to prayer-walk the Canterbury campus virtually.
Find Dioceses on the Anglican Communion website (>Resources>Provincial Directory) – which Bishops is God calling you to pray for?
May you know God’s blessing, growing and stretching as you seek to follow his call for these crucial days in the life of the Anglican communion.
Click the bookmark images above to download and print them. (pdf format)
'I am very pleased SOMA, along with Crosswinds, have organised this prayer initiative during the Lambeth Conference.
The Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Revd Rowan Williams
It is an important time for us in the Anglican Communion and this group of people who commit to pray for us during our meetings will play a significant role behind the scenes.
My thanks to all who have helped set up www.praylambeth.org.'
Every ten years, Anglican bishops from around the world meet to share, pray and have fellowship, at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
If you would like to participate, please add this page to your favourites and consider signing up for the email briefings.