A Prayer for Those Who are Suffering
from Anglican Church of Canada:
For those who are suffering.
For those who are injured.
For families that are separated.
For firefighters, police, emergency medical workers and all public officials.
For those who serve in the armed forces.
For those who answer the call to comfort and give aid.
For those who provide support thru their prayers.
For those who are dying.
For those who died while saving the lives of others.
For those who have died from acts of terrorism or natural disasters around the world.
For all who lost their lives.
For those who survived.
For the children who have been orphaned.
For the men and women who have lost their spouses.
For all who mourn and those who comfort them.
For peace in our city and in our world.
For unity among faiths.
For a greater appreciation and love of all humanity.
For patience and perseverance.
For calm in the midst of fear.
For forgiveness and the grace to overcome adversity.
For generosity of spirit.
For hope in times of despair.
For light in the darkness.
Lord hear our prayer.
Gracious and Loving God,
you are our comforter and our hope.
Hear your people's prayers as they come before you.
Strengthen us in this time of need.
Inspire us to acts of charity and generosity
and give us hope of a brighter future.
We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.
- Joseph P. Shadle
General Thanksgiving Prayer
From the Book of Alternative Services.
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory throughout all ages. Amen.
The prayer that Jesus taught us,
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,
now and forever.