I am Fred Hiltz, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and I invite you to pray with me.
“Gracious and generous God, almighty and ever merciful, we turn to you with care and concern for our world. So many of your children are worrying about the future of this fragile earth, our common home. So many children are suffering through the trauma of war. So many are refugees, some living in camps for so many years, so many others on the run, all clinging to the hope of welcome in a new land. So many are malnourished, some are starving to death. So many are victims of trafficking for labours exploiting their dignity as human beings. So many are so neglected that they know not the health and happiness you will for their lives. Teach those who have so much to have a heart for the poor and to be diligent in building societies where there is enough for all. Help us to walk more humbly with you, make us to be servants of your kindness and justice. Grant us grace to order our lives and our work in the gospel of your dear Son, Jesus Christ."
We in Canada are very happy to be part of Thy Kingdom Come. It is a wonderful way for us all throughout the world to be keeping this time between the day when we remember Jesus commissioning his disciples to carry the Gospel to all the world and the coming of the Holy Spirit and to do exactly what those first disciples did – and that is to gather and to pray, and to pray with expectation, for the coming of the Holy Spirit to strengthen us as it did them for the work in which we are called in Jesus’ name.
In Canada we are keeping this wave of prayer in a very particular way, with prayers of special intent for ministries to which our whole church, local and national are deeply committed in the service of God’s mission, and we invite you to become an active part with us in this great wave of Prayer.