A #heartbeatprayer from the Diocese of Ottawa


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 another, and through that love, open to do in your name, all that you ask of us.

We ask you dear Lord, to grow our ability to pray together, to strengthen our ways of belonging, and to find joy in our shared past, present and future. Amen.