[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, offers his prayer for next month’s Oct. 2-6 Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury.
Pray that we have patience with one another in continuing conversations about same sex marriage.
Pray for perseverance in our commitment to honor the Calls to Action from Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission. These calls revealed the horrible suffering endured by Indigenous People through the Residential Schools System established to enforce a colonialist policy of assimilation.
Pray for God’s continuing guidance as we work together in supporting the emergence of a truly Indigenous Church.
Pray for our commitment to eradicating the crime of human trafficking.
Pray for our Church’s response to the Communion Wide Call to a Season of Intentional Discipleship.
Pray for the Primates that at our gathering we have a heart not only for the unity of the Church but for the peace of the world. Pray that we be humbled and graced to be a prophetic voice speaking into the suffering of the poor, the enslaved, and those forced to flee from their homelands.