September 18th, 2022

Spirit of transformation, we are grateful for the ways you inspire, disturb, and shape us through our experiences in the world and with one another. Open our eyes, soften our hearts, expand our minds, unravel our assumptions as you nurture personal growth, our callings, and deepened relationship with creation and one another. Help us to see the world through your eyes of compassion. Strengthen us to come alongside, support, and build strong communities in which all are welcome, where justice is done, and all have bread.

Whether experiencing difference or the routine of everyday, may our lives be open to your presence, active, moving, transforming our hearts and minds, nurturing our growth as your disciples of healing and hope.

Spirit of transformation, we pray for the world you love;

We pray for creation groaning due to global warming and environmental destruction at our hands.

May we be healing restorative stewards of your good creation. 

We pray for famine-stricken nations, nations at war, nations suffering due to corrupt political leadership.

May we endeavour each day to walk in the shoes of peace and justice, recognizing the world’s pain is our pain.

You are the God  who brings new life from the ashes; who makes streams of water to flow in the wilderness.

May your kingdom come, your will for restoration be done we pray….     

Spirit of transformation,

we pray for

all who stand in need of healing whether for physical, emotional, or relational pain.

Be with the sick, those living with chronic pain or physical limitations;

Be with lonely long-term care residents who feel forgotten and overburdened heath care providers.

We pray for those awaiting test results or appointments and those journeying cancer treatment.

We pray for the discouraged, the heart-broken, those who carry the scars of abuse, and the grieving.

Spirit of transformation, we pray for the church,

                As we live into a new church year, may we live into boldly and faithfully into your mission and vision. May ministries flourish, relationships deepen, and may joy abound as we learn and serve together including next weekend’s apple butter & cheese festival.   

Listening God, we offer all our prayers, those spoken aloud and those we carry deep in our hearts, as your people who strive to walk in your ways of Jesus in whose name we pray, Amen.

We pray for our Households of Faith. May peace and comfort surround them. We pray as September gears up and as they live into new rhythms. May each of our households of faith draw near to You as You draw near to them with joy, hope, and peace.