Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury;
Fred Hiltz, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada and Mark McDonald the National Indigenous Bishop.
Gregory Kerr-Wilson, the Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land; and our Archbishop; Pray for Sidney Black, Suffragan Bishop of Treaty Seven Territory, on his retirement June 3rd.
Our Parish:-. Norbert Haukenfrers, Martin Alvey, Haydn Schofield, our Priests. Dave Baker, Andy Read, Sean Busse, Bernard Van Blokland, our Wardens.
The Primate’s election, and for the Bishops who have been nominated. Greg Kerr-Wilson, Jane Alexander, Linda Nicols, Michael Oulton and Ron Cutler.
Almighty God, giver of all good gifts, look on Your Church with grace and guide the minds of those who shall choose a Primate for our Church, that we may receive a faithful servant who will care for Your people and support us in our ministries; thorough Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN
Prayer for Canada Day (inspired by Psalm 72)
“He shall have dominion from sea to sea….” Psalm 72:8
O Lord, as we gather together in your presence on this day before Canada Day.
We read of your “dominion” in Psalm 72, and claim this promise—that your will would prevail in this land.
We pray for the movement of your Holy Spirit across this nation and for the work of your church in every city and village.
O Lord, make us mindful of your generosity, and glad to do your will.
Bless our land with honest industry, truthful education, and an honourable way of life.
Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride, arrogance, and from every evil course of action.
Make us, who come from many different backgrounds and countries, a united people – one in purpose and vision.
Give our government a spirit of wisdom and compassion that there may justice and peace in our land.
When times are prosperous, lead us to thanksgiving, and when times are troubled, lead us to a deepening trust in you.
All this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.