“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me”
Prayer Partnership • October
The prayers, mission and social action stories in the Prayer Partnership
are collected from the Moderator of the General Assembly and
the colleges, committees and agencies of The Presbyterian Church
in Canada. Praying for and with PCC congregations, committees,
agencies, people and partners is one way of engaging in God’s
mission in the world.
Sunday, September 26 On Presbyterians Sharing Sunday, we give thanks for the faithful generosity of congregations across Canada as we share in mission and ministry together through Presbyterians Sharing.
When we give to Presbyterians Sharing, we participate in God’s mission together, expressing our faith through our actions and decisions. Together, we build strong congregations, serve vulnerable people, walk with Indigenous people, seek justice and share Christ’s love around the world. We are there when a prisoner in Malawi discovers Christ’s love through Bible study, and when a congregation adapts to meet community needs in new ways. We are there when a child receives a healthy snack and after-school support from an inner-city ministry, and when theological students
in Canada, Malawi, Nigeria, Ghana and Beirut graduate, ready to shine Christ’s light. On Presbyterians Sharing Sunday, we celebrate the mission and ministry we share together, as we proclaim God’s love, hope, faith and grace in the world God loves. When we put our gifts in God’s hands, God does remarkable things!
Saturday October 2 - Ride for Refuge – 10:00 am leaving from Chalmers Presbyterian Church, (342 Pond Mills Rd. At Commissions Rd. for more info talk to or email Inge Stahl
Sunday, October 3 (World Communion Sunday) We pray for the church
throughout the world. May God renew its worship, nurture its growth, empower
its witness and restore its unity.
Monday, October 4 (National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered
Indigenous Women and Girls) We pray for the insight and strength to work
for an end to colonial racism and misogyny that targets and harms Indigenous
women, girls and LGBTQI2S+ people.
Wednesday, October 6 We give thanks for those who participated in Ride for Refuge in support of Presbyterian World Service & Development’s food security projects around the world.
Sunday, October 10 & Monday, Oct. 11 (Harvest Sunday) We pray for farmers and farm workers as they steward the soil and work to grow and harvest food. (Thanksgiving Day) We give thanks to God for the earth and all its beauty and resources, and we pray for a more just care of the earth and its resources.
Saturday, October 16 (World Food Day) We pray for smallholder farmers who are suffering the effects of climate change, and we give thanks for Presbyterian World Service & Development partners that are striving to end hunger.
Thursday, October 21 We pray for doctors, nurses and all those who work in hospitals and medical clinics.
Sunday, October 31 (Reformation Sunday) Strengthen our hearts, O God; make them eager to serve you and your purposes. Trouble us with the smallness of our vision and waken us to the greatness of your glory and the breadth of your grace.