Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Every day in truly countless ways tragedy strikes communities, individuals, regions and countries. We never like to think about, we never want it to touch anyone, and especially those we know. I listened to a man on the news this morning. He lost his house. His young daughter lost her school. The reporter asked him, with no house and no school what he was going to do today. The man, calmly and with humbly said, “We are going to pray.” There was a short pause and he added, “Just like we did yesterday.”
Today at the 12:10 service there will be special prayers and intentions for the people of Moore, OK, and all those who respond to their needs in this time of crisis. Fr. Alltop will be presiding, and you are invited, as always, to join in. But, let us not forget that part of the Church’s mission is to be holding the blessings and the burdens of all God’s people in constant prayer. That is why your cathedral is committed to offering midday prayer opportunities throughout each week (that still leave time for lunch).
O merciful Father, who has taught us in your holy Word that
you do not willingly afflict or grieve the children of humanity:
Look with pity upon the sorrows of your servants for whom
our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy,
nourish their souls with patience, comfort themwith a sense of
your goodness, lift up your countenance upon them, and give them
peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 831)
The Cathedral of St. Paul is a magnificent and diverse place – in architecture, in history, and most of all in the magnificence and diversity of its people. Since 1824 the congregation of St. Paul’s has been a place of spiritual nurture, nurturing community, and dynamic action. For over 100 years, as the Cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, it has changed lives and changed Detroit through faith, worship, and service.
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God's grace and peace,
Scott Hunter, Dean