Bishops seek prayers as they prepare to meet to elect Archbishop of Armagh


The Diocese of Armagh.

Arrangements for the election of the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland have been announced.

The bishops of the Church of Ireland will meet to elect a new Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland on Thursday and Friday, 27th and 28th February. The election follows the retirement of the Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke on Sunday, 2nd February.

The bishops seek the prayerful support of the members, parishes and dioceses of the Church of Ireland, as they prepare to meet in community to elect a new Archbishop of Armagh. The following prayers may be helpful for people to support them in this way.

The guidance of the Holy Spirit

God, who from of old taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen

For the ministry of all Christian people

Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
is governed and sanctified:
Hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen