Prayers for Canadian Synod

For A Renewed Church

Almighty God give us a new vision of you, of your love, of your grace and power;
and then, give us a new vision of what you would have us do as your church in this nation at this time,
and an awareness that in the strength of your Spirit we can do it to your glory.
In Jesus’ Name we pray.

For Our Bishop

Heavenly Father, give to our Bishop, in the midst of the stress of his/her position, a daily renewal of your presence, that upheld in your peace, enlightened by your word, and strengthened by your grace, he/she may be a shepherd enabling your church to fulfill the mission you have given us, for Jesus’ sake.

For Synod Delegates, Staff and Leaders

O Holy One, guide all our synod delegates,
That those called to serve in these responsibilities may be men and women living a holy life, seeking to be in your will, able to overcome prejudices, examining issues with care, and that the decisions of Synod may be to the building up of your church and to your glory.
May we be truly unified as one under Christ.
For A Church Alive To The Lord
O God, we get so caught up with the programs, with the buildings, with raising the finances, with restructuring and with endless sheets of paper.
Forgive us when we make these things our priority and ignore your presence.
May our priority be to live Christ-like lives and as we look to you in prayer may our words and deeds be a witness to your glory.

For A Church In God ‘s Will

Eternal God,
You call us to live with faith in a world filled with so many challenges.
Help us remember that Jesus talked of our being in the world, but not of the world.
Teach us through your word, our brothers and sisters in Christ, and in our prayers to learn and understand what you would have us to be and to do, so that we may fulfil our calling as Christ’s body here on earth.

For the Mission of the Church

God of all,
Draw your church together into one great company of disciples, together following our Lord Jesus Christ into every walk of life, together serving Him in His mission to the world, and together witnessing to His love on every continent and island, particularly in our country of Canada.
(BAS Pg. 676)

Election of a Primate

Almighty God, giver of all good gifts,
look graciously upon your Church in Canada with grace,
and guide the minds of those who shall choose a Primate for us,
that we may receive a faithful servant and leader,
who will care for your people and support us in our ministries;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(BAS Pg. 676)