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Nine Days of Prayer need "serious attention" says Dr Carey

Posted on: May 1, 2001 11:29 AM
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[ACNS] The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd George Carey, told ACNS today that he hoped the clergy and people of the Anglican Communion would give serious attention to the Nine Days of Prayer called for by the recent Primates Meeting.

Archbishop Carey said, "The recent news from the Sudan and the plight of our fellow Anglicans in that country continues to emphasize the need for our being a voice for the voiceless. I am also very concerned about the conflict in the Holy Land and the marginalisation the Christian community faces. The staff of St Georges cathedral and College, Jerusalem need our support in many ways at this time."

Archbishop Carey said, "I pray that between Ascension Day and Pentecost we will increase our awareness of the situations many face in our Communion, and pray that God will give us the will and wisdom to do something about it."

A list of intercessions gathered from the Primates will appear on the Call to Prayer pages as soon as possible. This will be designed for a simple half-sheet insert for your parish bulletins and magazines and for use in services over the Nine Days of Prayer.

Dates are between Ascension Day May 24 to Pentecost June 3.

ACNS would appreciate stories on how these days were observed in local situations.

Thank you.