Prayer Resources

Prayer is the current that runs through all we do as a Diocese, as church communities and as individual people of faith.

Prayer life

Learning to Pray: a look at why we pray and where to start

Topical prayers: prayers you can use in your own worship or private prayers

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Throughout the year, we pray together as a Diocese for a different congregation or ministry each day. Here is the Diocesan cycle of prayer for 2020.

Outreach and Advocacy Prayer Cycle

The Outreach and Advocacy Prayer Cycle contains intercessions to share the good news of how Anglicans reach out to people in need across the Diocese and beyond by showing God’s love in action. You can download the prayer cycle here:

Use the PDF format and choose “booklet” to print the full resource. To copy excerpts into your weekly bulletin, choose the Word format.

Resources

Anglican Fellowship of Prayer (Canada): encourages and enables the ministry of prayer with resources and events

Anglican Cycle of Prayer on the global Anglican Communion’s website

Anglican-Lutheran Cycle of Prayer for Canada

Online lectionary from the Anglican Church of Canada: the chosen readings and prayers for each day

Oremus: daily prayer, liturgy and hymns

Downloadable liturgical texts (BAS, BCP, etc.)

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. Since 2016, it has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.

Through the centuries, Christians have gathered during the 11 days from Ascension Day to Pentecost to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Thy Kingdom Come picks up this tradition. It’s hoped that everyone who takes part will deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and come to realize that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer.

You can participate in a number of ways, from simply saying a prayer each day to organizing and taking part in events in their parishes. Thy Kingdom Come’s website provides plenty of resources, including videos, podcasts, daily readings and prayers.

Parish involvement

While there’s no doubt most of us realize we need to pray more and that prayer is the foundation for God’s mission, we may wonder: how can I manage one more thing?

Whether your congregation commits to praying for five people each or you develop a Pentecost prayer room, whether you’re planning a sermon series or a prayer concert, prayer walks or a prayer vigil, you’re living out our ancient prayer: Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.

Don’t hesitate because your resources are limited – jump in where you can.

Wade in the Water – easy engagement

Choose some or all:

  • Invite all members of your congregation to pray for five people: learn more from the Praying for Five Friends resource
  • Encourage people to keep a prayer journal
  • Hold a special prayer meeting or meetings; see the TKC Facilitator’s Guide for help
  • Pray every Sunday during your prayers of intercession that people in your families, neighbourhoods and community will come to know Jesus and join in God’s mission
  • Preach about prayer – how and when to pray
  • Plan to come as a group or as individuals to a local beacon event

Goin’ Swimming – mid-level engagement

With the suggestions above, choose some or all:

Deep Dive – high engagement

With the suggestions above, choose some or all: