Ephesians 3: 14-19
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Father God, As Paul prayed for the Ephesians, so we pray for Father Shaw Mudge. We pray that our of your glorious riches You may strengthen Father Shaw with power through the Holy Spirit in his inner being. May Christ dwell in his heart always increasing his faith. And being rooted and established in love, may Father Shaw and his family and his students have power to grasp and always remember how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. May they know this love that surpasses knowledge and be filled to overflowing with all the fullness of You, God.
We send a special prayer for the Albany Diocesan Convention. May the Mudges have some special “holy appointments”, meeting with people that can help them in their ministry. And may they have a time of fellowship with old friends and new, and get some rest and recreation as well. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.