Click here to read a daily prayer update from the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa as they provide bishops’ training in Maputo
For many years, the Anglican Cycle of Prayer has been one of the most popular resources produced by the Anglican Communion Office. Through the ACP, Anglicans around the world have been united in praying on the same day for the same dioceses. Day by day, Monday to Saturday, we join in prayer for particular dioceses. And on Sundays, we pray mainly for provinces - and occasionally for other specific prayer biddings - for example, on Easter Day we join in praying for the peace of Jerusalem.
In 2016, the Primates of the Anglican Communion asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to establish a Task Group to “maintain conversation” among the Primates of the Anglican Communion as part of their commitment to “walk together” despite “deep differences”. The primates requested the group “with the intention of restoration of relationship, the rebuilding of mutual trust, healing the legacy of hurt, recognising the extent of our commonality and exploring our deep differences, ensuring they are held between us in the love and grace of Christ.”
As part of their work, the Task Group called the Anglican Communion to a Season of Repentance, around Lent 5 (21 March 2021). At their meeting in Jordan in January 2020, the Primates considered the work of the Task Group and commended a collection of prayers which can be used as part of this Season of Repentance.
The Primates' Task Group also asked the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation (IALC) to prepare common liturgical resources, including a Eucharistic Prayer, which can be used at international gatherings whenever Anglicans from more than one Province are together. These resources were also endorsed by the primates at their January 2020 meeting in Jordan. These resources are also available to download in pdf, for printing, or as a Word document, for cutting and pasting into other documents, such as service booklets.