A Message from Bishop Poulson

A Message from Bishop Poulson

A Message from Bishop Poulson on the Feast Day of Epiphany

Dear Friends in the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma,

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, on which we celebrate the magi bringing their gifts to the Christ child, the Prince of Peace, following the star. As we watch the shocking events unfolding at the US Capitol, we pray for peace in our nation, for wise and just leadership, for lawful order, and for safety for those in harm’s way. As people of faith, we can and must follow God’s light, and be instruments of God’s peace.

Much is changing hour by hour this night, but we can pray from our Prayer Book:

O Lord our Governor, bless the leaders of our land, that we
may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to
other nations of the earth.
Lord, keep this nation under your care.

To the President and members of the Cabinet, to Governors
of States, Mayors of Cities, and to all in administrative
authority, grant wisdom and grace in the exercise of their
duties.
Give grace to your servants, O Lord.

To Senators and Representatives, and those who make our
laws in States, Cities, and Towns, give courage, wisdom, and
foresight to provide for the needs of all our people, and to
fulfill our obligations in the community of nations.
Give grace to your servants, O Lord.

To the Judges and officers of our Courts give understanding
and integrity, that human rights may be safeguarded and
justice served.
Give grace to your servants, O Lord.

And finally, teach our people to rely on your strength and to
accept their responsibilities to their fellow citizens, that they
may elect trustworthy leaders and make wise decisions for
the well-being of our society; that we may serve you
faithfully in our generation and honor your holy Name.
For yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as
head above all. Amen.

(From the Book of Common Prayer, pages 821-822)



Blessings,


Bishop Poulson

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