Trusting in the transformative power of God’s loving Spirit, let us pray for the church, the world, and
all in need.
For the church of Jesus Christ in this and every land, that all followers of Christ share the mind of
Christ and strive to live together in peace, staying firm in the Lord. God of grace, hear our prayer.
For green pastures and still waters and all the beauty of the natural world (for the Canadian Shield,
the Great Lakes watershed), that creation flourishes and humankind lives in right relationship with all
you have made. God of grace, hear our prayer.
For the nations of the world and all who hold positions of authority, that they govern in accordance
with God’s vision of justice, providing shelter and refuge to all in need, striving toward the goal of
peace and prosperity for all. God of grace, hear our prayer.
For all experiencing valleys of illness and grief, that they be healed and comforted and find rest in the
presence of the Good Shepherd who walks beside them. We pray especially for .....................
God of grace, hear our prayer.
For this community of believers, that wherever there is conflict or discord, the love of Christ may keep
us united and make us mindful of all that is true, honorable, just, pure, pleasing, commendable, and
excellent. God of grace, hear our prayer.
In thanksgiving for the beloved saints who now rest in your mercy that their faithful witness guides
your church until the day we join them at your heavenly feast. God of grace, hear our prayer.
Gracious God, into your hands we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your unending love and
amazing grace; through Jesus Christ, our Saviour. Amen.