Prayers

The following prayers are taken from the Book of Alternative Services of The Anglican Church of Canada.  We hope that they may be of use to you in your prayer life.

For the Unity of Christians

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles, "Peace I give to you; my own peace I leave with you." Regard not our sins, but the faith of your Church, and give to us the peace and unity of that heavenly city, where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, now and for ever.  Amen.

For the Neighbourhood

O Lord our creator, by your holy prophet you taught your ancient people to seek the welfare of the cities in which they lived.  We commend our neighbourhood to your care, that it might be kept free from social strife and decay.  Give us strength of purpose and concern for others, that we may create here a community of justice and peace where your will may be done; through your son Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

A Thanksgiving

Our Lord God, we thank you for all your blessings, for life and health, for laughter and fun, for all our powers of mind and body, for our homes and the love of dear ones, for everything that is beautiful, good and true.  But above all we thank you for giving your Son to be our Saviour and Friend.  May we always find our true happiness in pleasing you and helping others to know and love you, for Jesus Christ's sake.  Amen.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Lord's Prayer (modern version)

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.  Amen.