God of all who wander in the wilderness, you go before us as beacon and guide. L ead us through all danger, sustain us through all desolation, and bring us home to the land you have prepared for us. Lord, hear our prayer.
Friends in Christ, God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters and brothers as dear to us as our own needs. Loving our neighbors as ourselves, we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions. Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for the Anglican communion worldwide, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the bishop, clergy and people of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land. And we pray especially for the Bishop Lynne McNaughton, and the clergy and people of the Diocese of Kootenay. Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for our parish of Holy Trinity and the Reverend Andrew Rampton, our new Priest-in-charge, the Reverend Fitz Griffith, and the Reverend Donald McKenzie. We also pray for Gwen our parish administrator, Richard our organist, and for the members of vestry, the various committees, the volunteers at the lunch table, and those others who serve our parish family in so many different ways. Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for those we have elected to office in our country of Canada, the province of Manitoba and the city of Winnipeg. We pray that you may strengthen them and help them to govern with wisdom in these difficult times. Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for all medical personnel and caregivers, and for research workers and scientists who are working to protect us, provide adequate testing, and to develop a vaccine for the Covid-19 virus. We also pray for all essential workers who help to keep our nation functioning despite the difficulties that they face on a daily basis. We pray for those who are ill in any way especially Derek, Sandy, Lorna, Gwen, Herb, Heather, Davada, Oliver, Murray, Carol, Marie, Pierre, Doreen, Tyrell, Chandran, Richard, Gwen, Kevin, Shirley, Emil, Erin, Brad, Neil, Fitz, Dave, Be, Grace, Jordan, Aidan, Quentin, Ramga, Selinka, Steve, Ray, Sybil, Graham, Audrey, Ina, and the residents of Parkview Place. Grant them health and peace. Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for the healing of racial inequality, prejudice, bigotry, systemic racism, and injustice in Canada and abroad. We also pray for peace in the world and especially for the people of Armenia and Azerbaijan. Teach them that hatred and violence are never the answer. Help to bring healing and reconciliation to them. Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for all those who have died, and particularly those on our prayer list. We pray for those who are grieving, and that you will strengthen them with the knowledge that you are there for them when they need you the most. Lord, hear our prayer.
open our ears to hear your word
and draw us closer to you,
that the whole world may be one with you
as you are one with us in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayers offered by Bill Latter