Readings and Prayers

Readings may be found at the Revised Common Lectionary website.


  • In the Anglican Communion-worldwide: Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and all the peoples of the Land of the Holy One.
  • In the Anglican Church of Canada we pray for: our primate, Fred Hiltz; our national Indigenous bishop, Mark McDonald; our General Secretary Michael Thompson and General Synod Staff;
  • In Our Diocese of Rupert’s Land we pray for: our bishop Geoffrey Woodcroft; the people of the parishes of St. George in Crescentwood, Transcona, Davis Point, and Wakefield;
  • In Our Parish Family we pray for: Jeanette and Allan T; Madeline T; Pat T; Emmanuel Mission; St. Matthews-Maryland Community Ministry;
  • For Our Parish: Matthew’s, here in the heart of the city in the heart of God.  Strengthen our church to be like a great tree giving shade and shelter to all who come.  Under its branches let the people rest in your grace and be re-rooted in your kingdom’s work.  May the streets of our community be holy ground beneath our feet.

Pray for those in Care Homes: Sylvester T; Winnie C; Rose B. 

Pray for those who have died:  Helen Bacon; Finlay Dumas [Brenda’s brother]; Stan M.; Harold Wilson; Danielle Moore; Machuar Madut; Doug Wilson.  Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon them. 

Pray for people in need:  Elizabeth S; Theresa H; the people of Venezuela; Brenda McK and family; Irma and Theodore A; Wilson and Flett family; the people of Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique; Pascal in Burundi; Rev. Abraham; Lydia; Sam; Les; Lorna; Rick and family; the St. James church in Grand Rapids.  

Pray in Thanksgiving:   for Markus H; Rev Honor W; and Joan A on their birthdays; for the coming of Easter and spring.