Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Prayers for the People

The Anglican Book of Common Prayer lists 70 prayers of supplication by topic (and many thanksgiving prayers by topic, as well). The prayers begin with a focus on the world, move to to a focus on the Church, then for the national conscience, and so on to prayers for family and personal life, even including some meal time prayers.

Here I will be posting the 70 prayers day by day, starting with the first prayer. 

1. For Joy In God's Creation

O heavenly Father, who hast filled the world with beauty: open our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works; that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, we may learn to serve thee with gladness; for the sake of whom all things were made, thy son Jesus Christ our Lord.

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