Monday, May 12, 2014

Not Politics of Jesus today but Prayer to Jesus

Big day travelling today and tomorrow, so no politics of Jesus post.

In any case, can I ask you to pray to Jesus for our General Synod/Te Hinotia Whanui. Today is the 'big day' re the Ma Whea? commission presentation. Lots to pray about but at its simplest we are praying Lord, may your will be done and your kingdom come.

Incidentally, while you are keeping an eye out for news and views of the day, e.g. On the Taonga site, it is my understanding that today is not necessarily the day on which to have expectations of decisions being made. That might take the rest of the week ...

3 comments:

Chris Spark said...

Amen

Father Ron Smith said...

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God; have mercy upon your Church. We pray for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa/New Zealand/Pasefika as they consider the Ma Whea Commission report at this General Synod.

May your most holy will be done!

Father Ron Smith said...

Today's proceedings of ACANZP's General Synod opened - according to Taonga - with these final words of Archbishop Philip's memorable address:

"Archbishop Philip finished by giving an impassioned word – ahead of the Ma Whea debate – about the need to preserve unity in Christ.

“Our unity,” he said, “is not based on our desire to stay together or even on our agreement with each other or our love for each other.”

“Our unity is founded in Christ’s gift of himself on the cross...

“We cannot walk away from each other…

“Perhaps, acknowledging God’s Grace and our need to more fully conform to ‘the way’ of Christ we will more fully live out these obligations of relationship. Then we will come to a place where we can say in confidence and truth, “In Christ we move forward together .”

Perhaps, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, God is already giving us the clue to our unity - it is, indeed, in Christ alone.

Continuing prayers for the G.S....