A Prayer for the New Archbishop of Canterbury

God our Father, Lord of all the world,
through your Son you have called us into the fellowship
of your universal Church:
hear our prayer for your faithful people
that in their vocation and ministry
each may be an instrument of your love,
and give to your servant  Justin
the needful gifts of grace;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. from the Church of England.

It’s Justin Welby. Lots of coverage at Thinking Anglicans. Thinking Anglicans has also links to pieces about him. From Andrew Brown, some of the issues facing him, including this on the Anglican Communion:

The Anglican communion is a failure and a delusion since none of its constituent churches are prepared to give it any real power over themselves, no matter how keen they are that it should have power over the other parts. But at a parish or diocesan level the Church of England has numerous and close links abroad, which it needs to nourish. The new archbishop will have to manage a graceful retreat from the pretentious fantasy that the Anglican communion is something like the Roman Catholic church, only nicer and cosier.

He will certainly need our prayers.

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