Time for prayer
Truth and Reconciliation Call to Prayer This learning and prayer guide has been developed to help raise awareness for the impact of residential schools on Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, and to offer the opportunity for intentional prayer as you are guided through the Truth and Reconciliation Commision’s Calls to Action and additional relevant information and resources. Let this expression of faith and hope in action renew our hearts and minds so that by the Spirit of our Creator God, we may honour one another as image-bearers and be reconciled. (link on image and title)
Prayer of encouragement
I ask God our Father that he may bless you to be rejuvenated in every part of this his congregation. I pray that the Holy Spirit encourage your spirits and that as you have, and also continue to seek his face, that you be rewarded with an overflow and new sense of his abundant presence in your daily walk. I pray those gifts that God has given you shine forth to enrich and give life to those that you come into contact with, and that your hearts would always be attuned to the heart of God, which is always directed toward love. I pray that each one know that God has seen your hearts, intentions, and efforts, and he deeply treasures these offerings. Our God, we know that you will work in ways that we have not yet imagined, we ask you to accomplish your purposes for your kingdom in us, to the praise of your glory, Amen.