Archive for June 2011

A Prayer for All Bishops of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church   6 comments

The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Cumming, Georgia, Pentecost Sunday, June 12, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta




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Kenneth Randolph Taylor

June 13, 2011 Common Era

The Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua

The First Day of the Season after Pentecost


Lord Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd,

we pray for all bishops of your

One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.

Especially we pray for:

Benedict XVI, Bishop of Rome;

Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch;


Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury;

as well as

Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops;

Peter Elder Hickman, Presiding Bishop of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion;

Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America;

Jonah, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, Orthodox Church in America;

Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church;


Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America;

and for

Wilton Gregory, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta;

Luis Zarama, Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta;

J. Kevin Boland, Roman Catholic Bishop of Savannah;

Alexios, Hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta;

Mark, Bishop of Baltimore and Administrator of the Diocese of the South, Orthodox Church in America;

J. Neil Alexander, Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta;

Keith Whitmore, Assistant (Episcopal) Bishop of Atlanta;

Scott Benhase, Episcopal Bishop of Georgia;

H. Julian Gordy, Bishop of the Southeastern Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America;

Michael Watson, Resident Bishop, North Georgia Conference, United Methodist Church;


James King, Jr., Resident Bishop, South Georgia Conference, United Methodist Church.

May every bishop of your One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church

lead the sheep of your flock within his or her jurisdiction

effectively in the paths of righteousness and discipleship to you,

so that your kingdom on the earth

may increase in breadth and depth,

for the common good


for your glory.


A Prayer Regarding the Future   1 comment

Which Way?

Image Source = Daniel Case


Loving and compassionate God,

when we must choose to follow one path or another,

may we take the proper one;

when we make a decision which affects other people,

may we decide wisely;

when another person makes a decision which affects us,

may he or she decide in accordance with your best plans for us;

for our lives are intertwined with each other.

By your grace,

may we look out for one another successfully,

recognize the image of God in ourselves and one another successfully,

help each other along the way successfully,

and achieve the common good successfully.

In your holy Name we pray.