June 6th, 2021

Ever living and ever loving God,

We praise you for your loving presence with us.

Come, Holy Spirit,

take and transform our communities and neighbourhoods—

that broken people find healing;

that lonely people find love;

that oppressed people find justice;

that bitter people find peace;

that fearful people find hope.

Come, Holy Spirit,

take our world’s leaders and governments and bring renewal—

that communication can be open;

that relationships between hostile people and hostile nations be reconciled;

that a hunger for justice address the hunger for food felt by so many.

Come, Holy Spirit

Pour out your compassion, healing, and grace upon all who stand in need

of physical, emotional, or relational healing.

Hear our prayer for all who grieve, the lonely, and those struggling with mental wellness.

We pray for all caregivers including Aldaview Staff.

In response to a community request, we hold in prayer a medically fragile baby boy who is fighting a non-covid pneumonia and is currently on a ventilator. God may your breath of life fill him, restore him, renew him. Hold his family in peace we pray as they hold to hope.  

We pray for our Households of Faith.

Come, Holy Spirit,

Bless your church—

that our worship will be pleasing to You;

that prayers might change our hearts, our minds, and our lives

    instead of trying to get you to change Yours;

We pray that that our lives will make a real difference

to real people in the real world.

Open our hands that we might live generously

Open our hearts to be encouragers, always ready to build up

Rather than tear down

Strengthen us to serve in your name and act with love

Come, Holy Spirit,

fill our lives with your presence—

so that more and more every day,

all that we do and say and hope

will be an act of worship to you and an expression of love to others,

to the glory of your name.  Amen.

 This week we continue to join in prayer in response to the discovery of 215 First Nation’s children’s bodies in Kamloops.Here are resources provided by MCEC to add to the list of resources that were sent on Wednesday of this week.We pray, God have mercy. https://mcec.ca/article/13275-responding-to-the-loss-of-215-indigenous-children

peace be yours,Kara