Prayer resources for use at home
Church services and gatherings at church are likely to be suspended for a number of weeks. Below are some prayer resources for you to use at home compiled by the Rev. Aidan Armstrong from Church of the Ascension, Sudbury.
Book of Common Prayer Online https://www.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/BCP.pdf
Morning Prayer – Page 47
Evening Prayer – Page 61
Home Prayers – Page 687
Book of Alternative Services Online – https://www.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/BAS.pdf
Morning Prayer – Page 1
Evening Prayer – Page 17
Family Prayers – Page 728
For the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premiers of the Provinces.
ORD of all power and mercy, we beseech thee to assist with thy favour the Prime Minister of this Dominion, and the Premiers of the Provinces. Cause them, we pray thee, to walk before thee in truth and righteousness, and to fulfil their office to thy glory and the public good; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Civic Authorities.
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, send forth, we beseech thee, upon thy servants who bear office in this city [or town, or village, or municipality] the spirit of prudence, charity, and justice; that they may in all things walk before thee with stedfast purpose and a single heart, and faithfully serve in their several offices; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For those in Anxiety
ALMIGHTY God, who art afflicted in the afflictions of thy people: Regard with thy tender compassion those in anxiety and distress; bear their sorrows and their cares; supply all their manifold needs; and help both them and us to put our whole trust and confidence in thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O GOD our heavenly Father, who art present in thy power in every place: Preserve, we beseech thee, all who travel by land, water, or air [especially those for whom our prayers are desired]; surround them with thy loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
For Healing Ministries
ALMIGHTY God, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ went about doing good, and healing all manner of sickness and disease among the people: Continue, we beseech thee, this his gracious work among us [especially in . . . ]; cheer, heal, and sanctify the sick; grant to the physicians, surgeons, and nurses wisdom and skill, sympathy and patience; and send down thy blessing upon all who labour to prevent suffering and to forward thy purposes of love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Recovery of a Sick Person
ALMIGHTY and immortal God, the giver of life and health: We beseech thee to hear our prayers for thy servant N., for whom we implore thy mercy, that by thy blessing upon him and upon those who minister to him of thy healing gifts, he may be restored, according to thy gracious will, to health of body and mind, and give thanks to thee in thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For Help to bear Bereavement
HEAVENLY Father, help us to trust our loved ones to thy care. When sorrow darkens our lives, help us to look up to thee, remembering the cloud of witnesses by which we are compassed about. And grant that we on earth, rejoicing ever in thy presence, may share with them the rest and peace which thy presence gives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Various parishes have posted information on their websites or the Deanery websites. Some are offering live-streaming of services on Facebook or YouTube.
Although we are not gathering in person, the work of the church and the churches’ expenses continue during this time. The church is needed more than ever at times like these! Consider mailing in your offerings or signing up for electronic offering options.
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