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Litany & Collect for the Election of an Archbishop

Intercessions to be inserted into the Prayers of the People during a Eucharistic service, or during Morning and Evening Prayer can be downloaded in Word format here.

An official Litany and Collect has been created for this occasion and can be downloaded in PDF format here. The text can also be ‘cut and paste’ from the following:

LITANY FOR THE ELECTION OF AN ARCHBISHOP
Easter & Pentecost 2014

God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth
Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world
Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of the faithful
Have mercy on us.

Holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity one God
Have mercy on us.

By the mystery of your holy Incarnation; by your holy Nativity and submission to the Law; by your Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation.
Good Lord, deliver us.

By your Agony and Bloody Sweat; by your Cross and Passion; by your precious Death and Burial; by your glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the Coming of the Holy Spirit,
Good Lord, deliver us.

We sinners do beseech you to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please you to rule and govern your holy Church
We beseech you to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please you to illumine all bishops, priests, deacons and catechists and religious, with true knowledge and understanding of your Word; and that both by their preaching and living, they may set it forth, and show it accordingly,
We beseech you to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please you to inspire our College of Bishops, successors to the Apostles, as they seek to discern your will and conform their wills to your will,
We beseech you to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please you to put it upon the hearts of your faithful people to offer thanks and praise for the ministry of Robert our Archbishop,
We beseech you to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please you to inspire your faithful people to cast all their fears, cares, and concerns onto you, as we await the announcement of our new Archbishop,
We beseech you to hear us, good Lord.

Son of God, we beseech you to hear us,
Son of God, we beseech you to hear us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,
Grant us peace.

O Christ, hear us
O Christ, hear us.

Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen

V. Lord, let your mercy be shown upon us
R. As we put our trust in you

Let us pray

Heavenly Father, to whom all the saints in heaven and earth adore and bend the knee: Pour out your Holy Spirit on our bishops as they gather together to elect our new Archbishop. Grant that they may have all wisdom and discernment; a spirit of revelation and the knowledge of your will, the confidence in your guidance in the decision to be made; this we ask in the Name of and for the glory of the One who is, was, and ever shall be, your Son our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Amen.

COLLECT FOR THE ELECTION OF AN ARCHBISHOP

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: we thank you for miraculously raising up a new Anglican Movement and giving us a courageous Archbishop, Robert Duncan, to lead our Anglican Church in North America these past five years. Look graciously now on your Church, and send your Holy Spirit to guide the hearts and minds of the College of Bishops who will choose an Archbishop for our Province, that we may receive a faithful Apostle who will lead us in mission and evangelism with our brothers and sisters around the world, and who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries in North America, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

FOR THE SELECTION OF AN ARCHBISHOP

For use in the Prayers of the People during a Eucharistic service:

First Order” after the third petition in the Prayers of the People

Look down with favor, we pray, on the College of Bishops and bestow upon them the gift of Holy Wisdom as they seek to conform their wills to your will in the selection of our next Archbishop. Show them, we pray, the one whom you have selected and empower us to speak with one accord as we glorify you.

silence

Reader Lord in your mercy

People Hear our prayer

“Second Order”

Give wisdom, heavenly Father, to our College of Bishops as they seek to discern your will in the selection of our next Archbishop.

silence

Reader Lord in your mercy

People Hear our prayer

Concluding Collect

Heavenly Father, to Whom all the Saints in heaven and earth adore and bend the knee: Pour out your Holy Spirit on our bishops as they gather together to elect our new archbishop. Grant that they may have all wisdom and discernment; a spirit of revelation and the knowledge of your will, the confidence in your guidance in the decision to be made; this we ask in the Name of and for the glory of, the One who is, was, and ever shall be, your Son our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

For use in Morning and Evening Prayer immediately before the Collect for Mission.

This collect and the concluding collect for the Prayers of the People may also be used at other liturgical events.

Almighty God, giver of every good gift; we thank you for miraculously raising up a new Anglican Movement and giving us a courageous Archbishop, Robert, to lead our Anglican Church in North America these past five years. Look graciously now on your Church, and send your Holy Spirit to guide the hearts and minds of the College of Bishops who will choose an Archbishop for our Province, that we may receive a faithful Apostle who will lead us in mission and evangelism with our brothers and sisters around the world, and who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries in North America, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen

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