PRAYER AND THANKSGIVING!

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FROM THE DESK OF THE ARCHBISHOP AND APOSTOLIC HEAD

His Grace Sir Godfrey Gregg DD

To our beloved Patriarch and Bishop of Starlight of Israel Healing School Sir Darrindel Hoyte-Johnson, Patriarch McGillvary and the Queen Abbess of London, England; Matriarch-Elect Hon. Janet McClean, Crowned Queen Abbess Dr. Jacinta Albert-Patrick, Queen Abbess Dr. Patricia Hackshaw,  Cardinal Sir Eric Alleyne, brothers, sisters, friends and well-wishers greetings.

On that day they will say to Jerusalem, “Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp. The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” — Zephaniah 3:16-17

My beloved Clergy, brothers and sisters of The Mystical Order and Starlight of Israel; God’s love is calling us to the joys of eternal happiness for the salvation of our soul. “Rejoice in the Lord always” (Philippians 4:4). The “joys” of this world lead to eternal misery, but the joys willed for us by the Lord are enduring and everlasting if we persevere. The Apostle therefore says, “Again I say: rejoice” (Philippians 4:4).

He urges us to find ever-increasing joy in God and in keeping His commandments.

The more we give ourselves to God by obeying His commands, the greater our happiness in the life to come will be, and the greater the glory that we will share in the presence of God. So let us give to our God the best and all that we have in full surrender and watch the returns. The word tells us that it will be pressed down and shaken together and running over.

“The Lord is near; have no anxiety” (Philippians 4:5–6). The Lord is always near to all who call upon His help with sincerity, true faith, sure hope, and perfect love. He knows what you need, even before you ask Him. He is always ready to come to the aid of His faithful servants, whatever their need. There is no reason for us to worry when evils threaten us; we must remember that God is very near to us always as our protector.

“But in every prayer and supplication let your petitions be made known to God, with thanksgiving” (Philippians 4:6).

In time of trouble we must not grumble or be downhearted; God forbid! We must rather be patient and cheerful, “giving thanks to God always in everything” (Ephesians 5:20).

Let us pray: Father in heaven, thank You for opening the eyes of our hearts so that we can, first of all, see You and then see every good thing You have in store for us. We look to You with an attitude of faith and expectancy and believe that You are at work in us. Continue to open doors for us and keep us in your perfect love in Jesus’ name! Amen.

Your servant and brother,
+ Godfrey Gregg
Archbishop and Apostolic Head

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