Defend Your Servant

This past Sunday we celebrated All Saints’ day, five baptisms, and two years of weekly worship at All Saints East Dallas. This Sunday we’ll welcome our Bishop Philip Jones to confirm new members of All Saints East Dallas and the global Anglican Communion.


This week in preparation, Chris and I will pray together for each confirmand asking God for words of knowledge for their upbuilding, encouragement, and consolation (1 Corinthians 14:3; 12:8). Then as Bishop Philip lays his hands on these, he will share those words and any others the Spirit may utter. It is always a powerful moment in the life of the Church and the confirmands. Then he’ll pray the prayer below. Pray it with me this week and meditate on it as we prepare to welcome these into the life of All Saints East Dallas.


“Defend, O Lord, your servant with you heavenly grace, that she may continue yours for ever, and daily increase in your Holy Spirit more and more, until she comes to your everlasting kingdom. Amen.”

- Jay+