Feast day for the Wesley brothers

Statue of John at Wesley Church, Melbourne, Australia

Today, March 3, is the feast day for John and Charles Wesley in the Episcopal Church. (In the Church of England, the feast day is May 24, Aldersgate Day.) We join our Episcopal brothers and sisters in praying this collect:

Lord God, you inspired your servants John and Charles Wesley with burning zeal for the sanctification of souls, and endowed them with eloquence in speech and song; Kindle in your Church, we entreat you, such fervor, that those whose faith has cooled may be warmed, and those who have not known Christ may turn to him and be saved; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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