A #heartbeatprayer from the Diocese of Ottawa
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 of individual parish facilities which cannot be maintained. Give us wisdom to follow and practise the Christ-like life, founded on faith, love and hope. Amen.
We pray that the church can help everyone find peace, happiness, and community. We pray the church keeps and furthers its inviting and open nature, and thus becomes even more of a place that can be with everyone and provide assistance to those truly in need of God’s help. By doing this, the church can touch the lives of people in the wider community, and can fulfill Jesus’s ultimate commandment to love one another. We pray that the church remains forever a shining beacon of light for all. Amen.