Loving and gracious God, Thank you for the gift of your love as we have experienced it through your Church. Give us the strength and wisdom to reconcile our differences and divisions locally and throughout the world. Help us to acknowledge and be guided by the presence of your Holy Spirit. We ask this in … Continued
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O God, let us be true friends of Christ and of each other, and in the fullness of your love guide us so that your will may be done and your love may be known throughout the world and to the end of time. Amen.
Ever-present God, you make known your compassion and care in times of greatest need. Direct our gaze to horizons of hope that, confident in your promises, we may bear the fruit of unity and love for the sake of the world. We ask this in the name of the One who calls us friends, Jesus … Continued
A LITANY FOR LENT The Church of the Epiphany, 2019 Following Sudbury’s Church of the Epiphany’s Ash Wednesday service, all were invited to participate in the Primate’s Heartbeat of the HEARTBEAT OF THE CHURCH program. Our conversation circle engaged in discussion about how God has touched our hearts and shared our prayers for the Church. … Continued
Loving God, we give thanks for our various experiences in the church and for your abiding presence, through moments of affirmation and times of struggle. We ask for the guidance of your Holy Spirit to help us as we step forward in faith. In Jesus name we pray. Amen
Father, We ask for your help in ever-increasing our love for others, accepting what and who are part of your creation. Guide us in leading our church to unity-to reconcile all things and all people to you and to each other. Thank you for constant loving presence and this opportunity to pray and reflect with … Continued
Dear Lord our Creator. Thank you for the gift of life, fellowship and for being our anchor. Please guide us to walk in your way and help us to notice the good things that are happening in your church, and in the world. Amen
God of infinite love, you call us by name and we are yours. Give us listening hearts and deep desire to be faithful friends of your Christ, that chosen, appointed, and sent by him we may be a living testimony to the gospel, knowing and making known the unity, peace, and hope born of you, … Continued
Dear Jesus, Thank you for the people of our church and community who help us in our lives. Amen
Heavenly Father, we give you thanks for the willingness of our church to tackle difficult issues which face our society and challenge our biblical beliefs. Give our clergy wisdom, understanding and patience as they minister to us in our difficulties. Help us to love and accept our brothers and sisters in the church as … Continued
Loving God, nourish with your Spirit the seeds we plant, bringing new life and growth in our church. Amen.
God who chooses us and appoints us to bear fruit, increase in us energy and vitality to care for one another, accept the gifts of those you bring us, and deepen our involvement in the wider community, that all people may find in us your warm welcome. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Hope.
Lord make the church relevant to people today who have no time in their busy lives to include worship. Help us to know what to do.
Loving God, help us to open our hearts and make us welcoming to everyone in need. Make us good listeners and friends to the larger community. Give us wisdom to know how to do your work. Provide us with guidance to adopt new technology making your words accessible to more people. Help us to follow … Continued
The heartbeat of the church is community, mutual live, respect, compassion, Jesus and friends create community.