A #heartbeatprayer from the Diocese of Ottawa

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 be willing to take risks seeing new ministry as an adventure – one that is inclusive of young people

We pray that whatever the future holds, we treat each other with love and respect and that we find the face of God in everyone we meet

We pray that the church be more open to new ways to worship so that worship can be a blessing to future generations

We pray that we can celebrate our successes with joy and continue learning how to grow and stay relevant in society today