We pray that we can realize our potential to be a church that matters in the lives of the wider community and the world. We pray that our church can adapt to the world, stay relevant so that is it can thrive and that we learn to embrace change rather than avoid it. We pray … Continued
Diocese of Ottawa
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The parents and youth of our confirmation class participated in the Heartbeat of the Church together – sharing the hope of generations. We concluded with this heartfelt prayer: We pray that the church be open to being led by the Spirit into the future, that we be open to new ideas as we move forward and … Continued
Give us strength, O Lord, to continue to do well the actions we are already committed to and embolden us to address the issues you have brought to our attention as a church: concerns such as schisms within our members in Canada and across the world; the environmental crisis; human rights and equality; the closing … Continued
For the continued leadership, support, and attention to the Indigenous peoples of Canada and work towards reconciliation. For the strengthening of Anglican pastoral care and counselling services, to support youth and those living in isolation or despair. For our Church to listen to the needs of the people and thoughtfully assess where the Church can … Continued
God of our forbearers and of our children, thank you for Primate Fred Hiltz and his Heartbeat of the Church initiative. We give you thanks for the privilege of participating. God, you are always with us in joy and also in sorrow. Lead us as a church to be friends of Jesus, to love one … Continued
We pray that we, Form new groups, tighter knit groups, always finding new ways of incorporating newcomers. . . Looking toward the future… Continuing work toward reconciling with all those we’ve hurt, in particular aboriginal and LGBT communities… Bridging the gap between young and old within our church… Being true to Christ’s mission, living faith … Continued
We pray to continue to show God’s love to the world and to continue the Anglican tradition in our area in a spirit of loving hope. We pray for discernment of God’s purpose so our Church may grow.
That we continue to grow to be accepting and tolerant and reach further that the Anglican Church. That we be a model to be less insular and more accessible in the information age. To keep on having a presence in the community.
More acceptance with different groups Difference of belief become less important than showing love and acceptance with one another Do onto others as we would like to be treated Help more people/groups less fortunate that need our help Sharing what we have to other Having our Church for generations to come That everyone at church … Continued
more young people welcoming – outreach to the community all 5 congregations in our parish feel as One that we are more involved in our Christian community as Christians not only as Anglicans
Dear Jesus, Thank you for your church. We raise our heartfelt prayer for the church to you. Please help our still-fragile 3-point parish thrive, and grow! We pray that attendance and volunteerism at our small rural churches would increase, that young families would join and find value in Christian education, and that respect among people … Continued
As a result of our conversations regarding the Heartbeat of the Church, our heartfelt prayer for the church is: That our faith communities will be a safe haven and sanctuary to those in need and that we will show God’s love to the world through both our words and our actions; That we will have … Continued
We pray that we may continue to grow as an open-minded, inclusive and loving community, and to embrace people and ideas as we seek to be compassionate agents of change in the broader world.
We pray for the church to find relevance for everyone to feel welcomed and comforted at church, and to be accepted in their unique needs without having to conform to social pressure for an understanding that comfort and welcome means different things to different people for an understanding that we have different hopes for youth … Continued
Our heartfelt prayer for the church: May we be unified in God’s infinite love and strengthened as a community; May our hearts and minds be transformed so that we strive for justice in the world and show compassion in all relationships; May the Lord show us the path for the future and give us hope; May … Continued