Petitions in preparation for the 16th All-American Council

In preparation for the upcoming 16th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America, which will convene in Bellevue, WA October 31-November 4, 2011, the following petitions have been blessed for inclusion in the Litany of Fervent Supplication on October 16, 23 and 30.

Furthermore we pray that the Lord, our Almighty and Eternal God, the Source of all wisdom and understanding, will be present with us as we prepare to gather in Council; and that in our striving to serve and glorify Him, He will enlighten us with right judgment and Godly purpose to His glory and the building up of His Holy Church.

Furthermore we pray that the Lord our God, the Giver of every good gift, will look with favor upon His Church and bless and guide the minds and hearts of His people being gathered by the grace of the Holy Spirit; and that He will increase in us holy conversation, vigilance, fervent prayer, and trust in Him, guiding our plans and deliberations with faith and knowledge of His will for us.