Daily Archives: March 4, 2013

[BBC] Queues as Kenyans go to the polls in crucial election

Long queues are reported nationwide as Kenyans vote in an election that observers describe as the most important in the country’s history.

Voters are complaining of having to wait under a hot sun for several hours.

There has been a series of violent incidents around the port town of Mombasa, with at least five police officers killed in one attack.

Authorities have urged Kenyans to avoid the widespread bloodshed that followed the disputed 2007 election.

Watch and Read it all

Update: Kenya election: Votes counted in crucial poll

Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Anglican Church of Kenya, Anglican Provinces

Kendall Harmon's Sermon from Last Sunday–Prayer in the Desert, learning from Isaiah 50:4-5

Listen to it all if you so desire.

Posted in * By Kendall, * Christian Life / Church Life, Ministry of the Ordained, Parish Ministry, Preaching / Homiletics, Sermons & Teachings, Spirituality/Prayer, Theology, Theology: Scripture

A Prayer to Begin the Day

O Lord Jesus Christ, who when on earth wast ever about thy Father’s business: Grant that we may not grow weary in well-doing. Give us grace to do all in thy name. Be thou the beginning and the end of all: the pattern whom we follow, the redeemer in whom we trust, the master whom we serve, the friend to whom we look for sympathy. May we never shrink from our duty from any fear of man. Make us faithful unto death; and bring us at last into thy eternal presence, where with the Father and the Holy Ghost thou livest and reignest for ever.

–E. B. Pusey (1800-1882)

Posted in * Christian Life / Church Life, Spirituality/Prayer

From the Morning Bible Readings

“Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not reckon his sin.” Is this blessing pronounced only upon the circumcised, or also upon the uncircumcised? We say that faith was reckoned to Abraham as righteousness. How then was it reckoned to him? Was it before or after he had been circumcised? It was not after, but before he was circumcised. He received circumcision as a sign or seal of the righteousness which he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised and who thus have righteousness reckoned to them….

–Romans 4:7-11

Posted in Theology, Theology: Scripture

A Prayer for the Kenyan Elections on Monday, March 4th

From CMS
Lord of our Nation, King of Creation
Blow the wind of your Spirit across our land in this season of elections:
A Spirit of wisdom to guide our choosing;
A Spirit of Hope for a new tomorrow;
A Spirit of love, for those with whom we differ;
A Spirit of justice to defend the poor and needy.
In defeat, makes us gracious.
In victory, makes us generous.
And in all things, unite us in your Son, Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.

Read it all and there is more from CSW here and there is an interview with Archbishop Eliud Wabukala on the Sunday Program 24 minutes in here

Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Anglican Church of Kenya, Anglican Provinces