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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for March 27, 2020

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FRIDAY, March 27                  Charles Henry Brent

Mark 9:7b Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!”

Appointed bishop to the Philippines in 1902 and to Western New York in 1918, Charles Henry Brent listened and lived out the love of God’s own beloved. In the colonial outposts in Southeast Asia, he established thriving Christian communities. He campaigned against the opium trade, was senior chaplain for the American Armed Forces during World War I, and helped organize the first World Conference on Faith and Order in 1927.

The Book of Common Prayer includes this lovely prayer by Bishop Brent:

Lord Jesus Christ, who didst stretch out thine arms of love upon the hard wood of the Cross, that all men everywhere might come within the reach of thy saving embrace: So clothe us with thy Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know thee to the knowledge and love of thee; for the honor of thy Name. Amen.

MOVING FORWARD: Pray along with Bishop Brent’s prayer today and over the weekend.

PRAY for the Diocese of Western Kansas (The Episcopal Church)

Ps 95, 102 * 107:1-32 | Exodus 2:1-22 | 1 Corinthians 12:27—13:3 | Mark 9:2-13

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