Those who pray the Daily Office may wish to add these two prayers to the Prayers and Thanksgivings during the Primates’ Meeting in Northern Ireland this week.
From the American Book of Common Prayer of 1928, altered:
Almighty and everlasting God, who by thy Holy Spirit didst preside in the Council of the blessed Apostles, and hast promised, through thy Son Jesus Christ, to be with thy Church to the end of the world; We beseech thee to be with the Primates' Meeting now assembled in thy Name and Presence in Northern Ireland. Save them from all error, ignorance, pride, and prejudice; and of thy great mercy vouchsafe, we beseech thee, so to direct, sanctify, and govern them in their work, by the mighty power of the Holy Ghost, that the comfortable Gospel of Christ may be truly preached, truly received, and truly followed, in all places, to the breaking down of the kingdom of sin, Satan, and death; till at length the whole of thy dispersed sheeep, being gathered into one fold, shall become partakers of everlasting life; through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
From the Irish Book of Common Prayer of 1926, altered:
O Lord God, the Father of lights and the Fountain of all wisdom, who hast promised , through thy Son Jesus Christ, to be with thy universal Church to the end of the world; We humbly beseech thee with thy favor to behold the Primates who are now assembled and taking counsel together in thy Name, for the Anglican Communion. Mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may rest upon them, enlighten and guide them; and that their consultations may be prospered to the advancement of thy honor and glory, and the welfare of the Anglican Communion. Lead them and us into all truth; that so the Anglican Communion may evermore hold fast and abide in the Apostolick and true Catholick faith, and serve thee without fear in pureness of worship and life, according to thy holy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.